Tacoma Specialists
news & updates
November 2020 Vol. View previous issues 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18
Above and Beyond
Meet a specialist who is going above and beyond the call of duty, making creative and engaging interactive content that is serving students and educators across the district and beyond.
See how being a life-long learner drives Matt Wood to donate his time, effort, and imagination to keep students moving and healthy.
Staffing Cuts through Attrition
It's happening again. A specialist has retired and is not being replaced. We hope that in the interest of equitable access to quality instruction that the administration will rectify the decision not to replace staff members and to shuffle currently stretched staff to cover the loss.
Please complete the
Specialist Remote Working Conditions Survey so that we have a better idea of the working conditions of elementary specialists during remote learning. We will be sharing a summary of this information with TEA so that they can better advocate for us. Thanks to the 31 people who have already contributed.
If you'd like to Celebrate a Specialist, send us a picture, video, article, drawing, song, limerick... whatever at tacomaspecialists@gmail.com. Submissions will go out in the newsletter and be posted on tacomaspecialists.org on our new page. Infect someone with positivity, or blow your own horn!