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Jocelynne Jones, UniServ director for the Colonial and Brandywine affiliates, has submitted her resignation to accept a position next door with the Maryland State Education Association. Beginning January 2, she'll be their Organizing Specialist – Diversity, Leadership and Organizational Development. We will miss her for sure, and wish her great success.
Click here for the complete job posting and UniServ job description. If interested, please follow the instructions on the job posting. Questions? Contact DSEA Exec. Director Jeff Taschner by email or phone at 1-866-734-5834.
The deadline for receipt of applications is Friday, November 22, 2013.
We now have a place where you can purchase quality merchandise with the DSEA logo embroidered - yes, really embroidered - on it. It's the DSEA Lands End Store.
Blouses, shirts, polo shirts, skirts, sweaters, jackets, hats, bags, totes, chefs' aprons, beach bags, beach towels, business attaches, messenger bags, duffel bags - even coolers and lunch bags.
Ordering is easy. Just use your credit card. There's no need to "register." Click here for Lands End's two-page guide on getting the right fit.
No RSVP is necessary. Just come any time between 3:30pm and 6:30pm.
Many specialists are licensed by both the Dept. of Education and their professional boards (such as school nurses), but some are not licensed by DoE. They are only licensed by their professional organizations. These include speech language pathologists, audiologists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and ROTC instructors.
DSEA recently learned of several situations in which members employed as these types of specialists mistakenly believed that they did not have to keep their license/certification current with their professional board if their practice is limited to school settings.
This is not the case! You must maintain your license/certificate in these areas in Delaware in order to practice in a public school district.
DSEA has assisted several members who found themselves in front of their professional licensing board through the process to secure or maintain their license but they still face investigation and possibly criminal charges for the unauthorized practice of their profession.
"Hopefully the investigators will reach the same conclusion as the licensure board that the individuals did not intentionally ignore the licensure requirements" states then-DSEA General Counsel Jeff Taschner. (Taschner is now executive director.) "The clear lesson that needs to be taken from these situations," he adds, "is that every individual is charged with the responsibility of knowing and complying with the state licensure requirements."
Please spread the word so that this does not happen again.
Monday, December 9, 2013, 5pm, DSEA Headquarters, Dover
Tuesday, February 18, 2014,5pm, DSEA Headquarters, Dover
Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 5pm, DSEA Headquarters, Dover
Questions? Contact Sandy Dearman.
DSEA Leadership Summit
January 23-26, 2014
by Invitation Only: Dover Downs Conference Center
Questions? Contact Val Hoffmann.
DSEA Future Teacher (Student DSEA/NEA members) Conference
February 8, 2014
Stay tuned for details
Questions? Contact Tammy Wagner.
DSEA Annual Representative Assembly
March 14, 15, 2014 - Dover Downs Conference Center
Questions? Contact Sandy Dearman.
DSEA Professional Development Conference
March 22, 2014 - Dover Downs Conference Center
Details are still being worked out.
Possible sessions: Bullying, Safety in Schools, Working with Children with Autism and Other Disabilities; Special Education 101; and Differentiated Instruction
DSEA Fireworks Night and Sussex County Schools Night at the Delmarva Shorebirds
Saturday evening, May 24
Exact time yet to be determined.
Questions? Contact David Wright, DSEA dir. of communications.
DSEA Scholarships Benefit Golf Tournament
Friday, June 13, 2014
Maple Dale Country Club, Dover