Eastern Shores School Board (ESSB) encourages schools to understand and use the Response to Intervention (RTI) model as an approach to better support our students. This approach has been gaining in popularity in recent years and ESSB staff received training to be better equipped to implement the model. The RTI model has been in place for about three years in the Belle Anse and Gaspé Elementary Schools, under the direction of Ms. Beryl Boyle. Ms. Boyle explains that their main goal as a school is to ensure that students receive high quality instruction in all subject areas and TIMELY, TARGETED and STRATEGIC interventions when learning challenges arise. She is proud to say that this is the foundation for RTI in the schools that she directs.
Her approach can be similar to the other ESSB schools however, it is adapted to each school and their reality. During a discussion with a colleague from another school board Ms. Boyle was asked if she would be willing to share how she implements the strategy in her schools. Beryl was happy to oblige and welcomed a team of five teachers, two pedagogical consultants and a principal from the Commission Scolaire du Littoral. Following the visit, we received an email from the visiting school board showing their gratitude. They said, “We were all very impressed with how seamlessly they have been able to make RTI work in their individual contexts.”. They went on to say, “It was a great learning experience for us…” and how pleased they were for the opportunity.
The direction and staff at our schools work hard to create an environment that promotes student success for all students. This is one strategy that is working for Belle Anse and Gaspe Elementary Schools and other school boards are noticing. Congratulations on a tremendous effort Ms. Boyle and staff and thank you for sharing your expertise with others. ... See MoreSee Less
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 4, 2019 Eastern Shores School Board Announces a New Director General
New Carlisle — November 4, 2019 —Eastern Shores School Board (ESSB) is pleased to announce the nomination of Mr. Hugh Wood as Director General effective November 1, 2019. The Council of Commissioners voted on the recommendation of the selection committee. Mr. Wood will succeed Ms. Nancy Doddridge, interim Director General since July 1, 2019. He brings with him 31 years experience in education, all of which was served at Eastern Shores School Board. Mr. Wood is known for his team approach to problem resolution while always maintaining the student’s interest at the core of all decisions. Since 2004 he occupied the position of Principal of Grosse Isle School. In 2017 he also assumed the role as Coordinator of Adult Education of the same school. Additionally, Mr. Wood has experience as a Math, Science and Physical Education teacher as well as Interim Director of Human Resources in 2018. Mr. Wood received his Bachelor of Science and Physical Education in 1987, his Masters of Education in 2017 and admits to being a life-long learner as he has received many other trainings during his career. His pedagogical experience and knowledge will certainly prove to be a great asset to the Eastern Shores School Board, as well has his team spirit and leadership skills. When asked to share his vision for Eastern Shores he quoted Helen Keller and said, “Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”. Mr. Wood is confident in the team that is in place and is looking forward to working with them. He is confident that the team in place will work hard together to rise to the upcoming changes. The Council of Commissioners and the staff at ESSB would like to extend their congratulations to Mr. Hugh Wood and wish him the best of luck in his new mandate. -30- Source: Marjorie McRae Communications Consultant Eastern Shores School Board 40, Mountsorrel, New Carlisle (Quebec) G0C1Z0 firstname.lastname@example.org 418-752-2247 Ext 230 ... See MoreSee Less