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Welcome to the Inspire ’16 Professional Development Day Website.  

This Teacher-Driven PD Day has a wide variety of options for educators both within the Mendon-Upton Regional School District and outside of the district to participate, collaborate and learn.  

Register for Sessions:  
  • Please view the schedule options and click on the sessions you would like to attend to register and to build your day’s schedule.  
  • This can be changed at any time leading up to the day.  
  • You can view the schedule in various forms (simple, expanded, grid, by venue) by clicking on the Schedule Dropdown arrow.
Logistics:  
  • The day will begin at 8:00, with the keynote presentation, starting promptly at 8:15 in the Nipmuc HS Auditorium. 
  • Once sessions are approaching capacity, registration maybe closed if we can’t find a larger venue.  
  • Some rooms may be changed between now and the day of the event.  
  • Some details of sessions may be adapted as well.
  • We still welcome session proposals by emailing Maureen Cohen at mcohen@mursd.org
Search Features:  
  • You can use the filtering feature on the right by clicking on the topical categories. 
  • You can also use the search box to search by keyword, people, or tags.  
  • Want to know who is attending various sessions?  Click on the session and the attendees will be listed on the session page.  

Important Note:  
  • Please read the session information carefully.  Some of the sessions are open to all participants, and others are closed sessions for only MURSD participants. 

For additional details about the day go to:  March 11 PD Day Information
 

Featured Presenters

avatar for Aaron L. Polansky

Aaron L. Polansky

Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School
Superintendent-Director

Presenters

avatar for Julie Ahmed-Jussaume

Julie Ahmed-Jussaume

Nipmuc Regional High School
Teacher
avatar for Sheila Alsen

Sheila Alsen

Miscoe Hill Middle School
Grade 8 Math Teacher
LA

Lauren Amitrano

Miscoe Hill Middle School
Music Teacher
avatar for Lori Beaudoin

Lori Beaudoin

Mendon-Upton
Teacher
VB

Victoria Beauregard

Miscoe Hill Middle School
Guidance Counselor
avatar for Bruce Bisbee

Bruce Bisbee

Nipmuc Regional High School
Teacher
avatar for Meagan Brazil-Sheehan

Meagan Brazil-Sheehan

Nipmuc Regional HS
avatar for Marie McManus Brigham

Marie McManus Brigham

MURSD
Grade 4 Teacher
avatar for Katie Cardamone

Katie Cardamone

Memorial Elementary School
Spanish Immersion Teacher
avatar for John Clements

John Clements

Nipmuc Regional High School
Co-Principal
avatar for Alison Clish

Alison Clish

Nipmuc Regional High School
Teacher
avatar for Shelley Cook

Shelley Cook

Nipmuc Regional High School
Teacher
avatar for Lisa Danielson

Lisa Danielson

Nipmuc Regional High School
World Language Teacher
avatar for Jen Field

Jen Field

Nipmuc Regional High School
Teacher
KG

Karlyn Gale

Memorial Elementary School
Librarian
JG

Judy Garvey

Co-teaching and Inclusive Practices Consultant
avatar for Alice Gentili

Alice Gentili

Mendon Upton Regional School District
Visual Art Educator
avatar for Amy Gilchrist

Amy Gilchrist

Nipmuc Regional High School
Teacher
avatar for Olga Grau

Olga Grau

Memorial Elementary School
Kindergarten Teacher, Spanish Immersion Program
LH

Leah Hagen

Memorial Elementary School
Special Education Teacher
JH

Jennifer Hall

Clough Elementary School
Grade 1 Spanish Immersion Teacher
avatar for Jonathan Hansen

Jonathan Hansen

Mendon-Upton Regional School District
Art Teacher
RH

Rebecca Hardin

Clough Elementary School
Kindergarten Teacher
avatar for Courtney Henry

Courtney Henry

Nipmuc Regional High School
Teacher
DJ

Doug Johnson

Miscoe Hill Middle School
Special Education Teacher
CJ

Carla Joyce

Mendon-Upton Regional School District (MURSD)
8th Grade English Teacher
BK

Brittney Kahler

Miscoe Hill Middle School
Grade 7 Science Teacher
avatar for Jaclyn Keenan

Jaclyn Keenan

Miscoe Hill Middle School
5th Grade Teacher
avatar for Melisa Kinkela

Melisa Kinkela

Nipmuc Regional High School
Teacher
avatar for Heather Langdon

Heather Langdon

Miscoe Hill Middle School
Seventh Grade Teacher
NL

Nick LaPete

Miscoe Hill Middle School
Music Teacher
avatar for Kim Lopes

Kim Lopes

Memorial Elementary School
Grade 3 Teacher
avatar for Chrissy Manzella

Chrissy Manzella

Nipmuc Regional High School
Teacher
BM

Bill McInnis

Miscoe Hill Middle School
Physical Education Teacher
avatar for Matt Merten

Matt Merten

Mr
Teacher
avatar for Brian Moloney

Brian Moloney

Nipmuc Regional High School
Teacher
SM

Sarah Montano

Miscoe Hill Middle School
Grade 5 Teacher
avatar for Mary Anne Moran

Mary Anne Moran

Nipmuc Regional High School
Co-Principal
avatar for Alison Nameika

Alison Nameika

Nipmuc Regional High School
Student Support Services
JP

Jennifer Parent

Miscoe Hill Middle School
Grade 8 Science Teacher
BR

Brendon Rosenau

Miscoe Hill Middle School
8th Grade History Teacher
avatar for Andrea Rutkowski

Andrea Rutkowski

Miscoe Hill Middle School
5th Grade Teacher
LS

Lise Smith

Clough Elementary School
Special Education Teacher
avatar for Allison Towne

Allison Towne

Nipmuc Regional High School
School Counselor
LT

Lara Trimble

Clough Elementary School
Librarian
avatar for Brenda Webster

Brenda Webster

Miscoe Hill Middle School
Grade 5 Teacher
avatar for Jeff Weinstein

Jeff Weinstein

DESE STEM Ambassador
avatar for Cari White

Cari White

Nipmuc Regional High School
Teacher
avatar for Samantha Wilson

Samantha Wilson

Nipmuc Regional High School
Teacher