We invite parents and staff of the Dewing School Community to serve on an advisory council to the principal of the school.  This is a different body from the PAC, though both work to support our school.

From the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education: Councils are to assist principals by reviewing the school building budget and developing the school improvement plan. Councils may also take on other responsibilities… as granted by the local school committee. Councils’ school improvement plans are submitted to the local school committee for review and approval.

In general, councils have approximately the same number of parents and teachers on them. At the Dewing, we invite as many folks who are willing to commit to the monthly meetings and who can fit around our conference table.

School Site Council.  Looking for members.  Our primary focus, with the PAC,  will be on re-building community, looking for monthly ways to organize Family Fun Nights to bring families together outside of school time. Meetings are on Wednesdays from 4:30 to 5:30.   Dates of meetings are:  10/13, 11/10, 12/8, 1/12, 2/09, 3/9, 4/13, 5/11. There may be one evening meeting at beginning of year for district to conduct official site council training.

If you are interested in serving on the Dewing Site Council, please send an email to Principal Terry Gerrish – tgerrish@tewksbury.k12.ma.us

FAQs about School Site Council Membership: http://www.doe.mass.edu/lawsregs/advisory/schoolcouncils/part2b.html

Members of the SY2021 Council

Terry Gerrish Principal Alex Kasprzak Parent
Alexis Bosworth Asst. Principal Amanda McCarthy Teacher, Kindergarten
Joslyn DiPilato Parent Jennifer Milligan Teacher, Preschool
Sean Donnelly Parent Jeff Murzycki Parent
Ned Finneran Teacher, DLC Kelleigh O’Brien Parent
Sarah Gillotte Teacher, Kindergarten Amanda Reardon Teacher, Kindergarten
Molly Ginsburg Parent Maria Schram Parent
Jo Haney Parent Tracy Torra Parent
Val Ashe Parent Sean Waldron Adjustment Counselor
Kristy Howell Parent Shelley Wrobel Teacher, Grade 2
Kristin Imperillo Teacher, Physical Therapy