Worked with the schools in developing school/business partnerships. Provided speakers to schools, when requested, to discuss career opportunities. Worked with schools in setting up career fairs for secondary students. Provided sites for visits, job shadowing, student internships and teacher externships. Served as a resource for schools in helping obtain funding from local businesses. Worked with parents and community organizations on involvement in the educational process. Developed a Community Guide to the Lynn School Budget helping the community better understand the budget process. Provided business volunteers for Junior Achievement programs in elementary and secondary schools.
GRANTS AND FUNDING
Provided literacy grant to Washington Community School for entire kindergarten reading program. Received grant from Verizon to provide library books to Tracy school. Purchased WE DO LEGO kits for Washington STEM grade K-5 regular day program to introduce robotics to elementary school children. As children progress more advanced kits are provided. Provided funding for school personnel to attend summer workshops on classroom management and on data analysis. Provided funding for Summer orientation workshops for new teachers entering the Lynn Public School system. Provide programs in Financial Management and Fitness, conducted by American Consumer Credit Counseling, to seniors at Lynn English, Lynn Classical High Schools and 8th graders at Breed Middle School.
Provided funding to send teachers, administrators from Cobbet Elementary, Ford Elementary and Classical High Schools, along with community leaders to AFT's United Federation of Teachers' Center for School Improvement.
Funding for Lynn English ROTC Program. Funding for the Lynn Vocational Technical Institute and Pickering Middle School's Robotics Teams. Funding for Symphony by the Sea concerts for students at Breed Middle School. Funded Ford School Learning Through Music Program in cooperation with The Boston Conservatory of Music. Awarded funds to the Breed Middle School for Chris Herren presentation on Drug Abuse. Provided funds to Breed Middle School's Math Team. Provided a classroom Jeopardy Game Kit to each of Lynn's five High Schools.
Provided funds to distribute thousands of books to Lynn Public School students through American Federation of Teachers and First Book.