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NPS Faculty & Staff Help Lead AIMS and AISGW Programming

Continuing NPS’s strong history of professional development, some of the school’s faculty and staff have been tapped by area independent school associations to help educate other teachers and serve in leadership positions.

On Wednesday, May 20, Meghan O’Connell (Lower Division Music Teacher and Chorus Director) and Kate Boryeskne (Nursery teacher) served as panelists on an Association of Independent Schools of Maryland and DC (AIMS) webinar for early childhood educators. Titled “From Emergency Teaching to Distance Learning: Early Childhood Considerations,” the webinar focused on distance learning best practices for students in Pre-Kindergarten through 2nd grade, with panelists exploring what early learners need most from a social emotional perspective, how children handle and experience distance learning, and what teachers of early childhood-aged students should focus on moving forward with remote learning.

Meanwhile, Lower Division Director Laura Primrose has been asked to serve on an Association of Independent Schools of Greater Washington (AISGW) Professional Development Task Force for Distance Learning Support. The goal of the task force is to help shape the focus and content of summer professional development offerings for teachers and administrators.

Finally, Head of School Malcolm Lester has been elected to serve as the President-elect of the AISGW Board of Trustees for the 2020-2021 school year, after which he will assume the role of Board President for the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 school years, and conclude his service as Board Past President in 2023-2024.

The AISGW Board is comprised of 13 area Heads of School, with the Association supporting 76 non-profit schools that operate independently for the benefit of the students, faculty, and families of the 30,000 students in its member schools. AISGW provides resources, professional development, and advocacy for schools and families in Washington, DC, Virginia, and Maryland.

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