MN ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL ADMINISTRATORS NEWS RELEASE
Dr. James Johnson Named Richard Green Scholar
The Minnesota Association of School Administrators (MASA) has named Dr. James Johnson, Superintendent at Monticello Public Schools, the 2016 Richard Green Scholar. Dr. Johnson will present his research, “An Evaluation of Implementation and Effectiveness of Professional Learning Communities in Minnesota Public Schools” at the MASA Fall Conference,, in Brainerd, Minnesota.
MASA, with the support of Cuningham Group Architecture, Inc., established the Richard Green Scholars Program in 2006 to honor the scholarly work and professional development of Minnesota school leaders. The program is an annual recognition of the research, writing, and presentation of a paper reflecting the practice of excellent school leadership. Scholar candidates apply for the program and a subcommittee of the MASA Executive Development Committee selects the recipient.
Prior to his position as Superintendent at Monticello Public Schools, Dr. Johnson served as the district’s Assistant Superintendent and Middle School Principal. He has also served as an administrator in the New Prague School District. Jim also was a teacher in the Sartell School District.
Dr. Johnson earned his Doctor of Education in Educational Administration and Leadership from St. Cloud State University in May 2016. He earned his 6th Year Certificate and Master of Science from St. Cloud State University. He received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Minnesota.
Throughout his professional career Dr. Johnson has been interested in professional development and firmly believes quality professional development is the key to continuous professional growth among educators. His passion in this area led him to leadership opportunities as a teacher and was critical to his calling to administration. Recently, Dr. Johnson’s doctoral study focused on professional learning communities as the critical vehicle for creating a culture in our schools that will lead to the goal of continuous improvement.
DRIVERS EDUCATION CLASSES AND BEHIND THE WHEEL INSTRUCTION
A new class will begin on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at Monticello High School. Course time is 5:15 to 8:15 p.m. Course dates are: Nov.10, 14, 17, 21, 28. Dec. 1, 5, 8, 12, 15 On Dec. 5, students must be present from 5:15-8:10 p.m. and parents are required to attend from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. for the "Safe Communities of Wright County" presentation to partially satisfy new MN State Law. Sign up through Monticello Community Education. Click here for more information and to sign up
RESOURCE TRAINING & SOLUTIONS
Resource Training & Solutions provides many training options for families including day and evening sessions. Click on this Resource Training & Solutions link for information on this class and to see other classes offered.
SCHOOL BOARD REPRESENTATIVES
Welcome School Board Representatives Grace Schillewaert and Taylor Arthur.
SUBSTITUTE TEACHERS NEEDED
If you have a four year college degree outside the field of education, then you are a candidate for a short call substitute teacher license.Short call substitute teacher licenses are granted through the Minnesota Department of Education and are valid for two years. Anyone holding this license is allowed to teach whenever there are openings due to teacher absences. For many, serving as a substitute teacher can be fulfilling and rewarding.
Monticello Schools pays substitute teachers a daily rate of $110 to $130.
For more information, please contact Assistant Superintendent Joe Dockendorf at 763 272-2020.
2016-17 DISTRICT CALENDAR
SCHOOL BOARD MEETINGS
Monticello School Board Tentative Agenda
October 3rd, 2016
All meetings are held in the Middle School Board Room (unless indicated) at 6:00 p.m.
|January 25, 2016||May 2, 2016||September 12, 2016||December 12, 2016|
|January 28, 2016||May 16, 2016||September 19, 2016|
|February 1, 2016||June 6, 2016||October 3, 2016|
|February 22, 2016||July 11, 2016 @ High School||November 7, 2016|
|March 7, 2016||August 1, 2016 @ High School||November 21, 2016|
|April 4, 2016||August 22, 2016 @ High School||December 5, 2016|