Mathews County

Co-Teaching Training Teams

Categories: Mathews County | 2017

Mathematics co-teachers Melissa Seidl, Special Education teacher, and Susan Sanderson, General Education teacher, have spear-headed a co-teaching training initiative in MCPS schools.  Together with co-teaching teams from the Lee-Jackson Elementary School and Thomas Hunter Middle School, the co-teacher leaders are modeling co-teaching methods to other co-teaching partners within their respective schools.  Training sessions are held throughout the school year and are based on Marilyn Friend’s literature as well as training received from the Training and Technical Assistance Center (TTAC) at Old Dominion University and Radford University.  Although informing others on the how and why to co-teaching is part of the training, the main purpose within each session is to provide the co-teachers with the tools for effective co-teaching by starting a dialogue between the team teachers regarding how to incorporate what they learned into their classroom.

Contact

Melissa Seidl
Special Education Teacher, Mathews High School
mseidl@mathews.k12.va.us
804-725-3702


Lunch and Learn Program

Categories: Mathews County | 2017

The Lunch and Learn Program is a creative initiative developed by the Mathews County Public Schools Special Education Office in partnership with the Parent Resource Center and Special Education Advisory Committee.  The goal of Lunch and Learn is to strengthen parent-school collaboration, reinforce the importance of family involvement in children’s academic success and foster ongoing communication between schools and families of students with special needs.   Parents, educators, family members/caregivers and interested persons are invited to participate at four Lunch and Learn sessions throughout the school year.  Sessions are held at a local restaurant and engage participants in facilitated discussion about home, school and community factors that contribute to students’ academic achievement and well-being. The benefits of close family-school partnerships have been shown empirically to increase self-esteem, foster children’s satisfaction with school, reduce drop-out rates and increase graduation rates, which are long-term and evolving goals of the Lunch and Learn Program.

Contact

Louise LeBron
Director of Special Education and Federal Programs
llebron@mathews.k12.va.us
804-725-3499


Mathews High School Nursing Assistant Program

Categories: Mathews County | 2017

The Nurse Aide Program at Mathews High School is offered to twelfth grade students and is designed to prepare students for professional certification testing.  The students receive clinical instruction at Mathews Riverside Convalescent Center, which has been a successful partnership. Our students can go to work after graduation in a high demand field, or use the training as a stepping stone to other health care careers.  From Mathews to Richmond and even in surrounding states you can find many LPN’s, RN’s, radiology techs, and a future doctor that have been though the nursing program at Mathews High School. This program is dual enrollment with Rappahannock Community College. The program has been in place here at Mathews High School for 24 years under the direction of Nancy H. Rowe, RN, and has been contributing to the medical profession.

Contact

Nancy Hudgins Rowe, RN
Nursing Assistant Instructor
nrowe@mathews.k12.va.us
804-725-3702