Dr. Patricia Antony, District Administrator for the School District of Mayville; John Schlender, Elementary Principal; Robert Clark, Middle School Principal and Lee Zamott, High School Principal were visited on May 16, 2012. The discussion focused on four areas concerning district policy; district expectations of new teachers; TPA and producing a student teacher video; and the following programs:


Fred Yeo, Lee Zamott, Dr. Patricia Antony, Jim Hoffman, John Schlender and Robert Clark

The following key points were also discussed during the visit:

  • New teachers need to understand RTI and the Common Core Standards.  They must also have a strong back ground in literacy because it has to be taught at all grader levels and in all subject areas.
  • The uploading of a student teacher video from a district site to send to a site out of the district is possible at this time.  A Passive Permission Policy is used in the district for students in a video.  This is not a problem for the district. 
  • The district feels that the Add On Licensure is a good program to offer to districts.  It would help the marketability of teachers.  The multiply certification should help a district.
  • The development of an 18 weeklong student teaching experience is a good idea.  The present 9-week student teaching experience is not long enough for a student teacher to get a good experience in a building.  The idea of developing a collaborative teaching experience between the on site teacher and the student teacher would be very positive for the program.  CESA 6 and the college could design a program for teachers to learn how to be collaborative partners with student teachers.

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