Central Massachusetts Readiness Center
Welcome to Central Massachusetts Readiness Center Website
Under the direction of a fifteen (15) member governing board representing each level of the education (birth through sixteen), state universities, community colleges, charter schools and educational collaboratives, the Central Massachusetts Readiness Center will create and maintain a vibrant network of professional development within the region and throughout the state.
These Regional Centers will:
- Provide and coordinate the delivery of high-quality professional development and instructional services to educators, and
- Convene stakeholders from the education continuum to collaboratively address key education priorities, leverage resources, build capacity, and support integration and coherence across the education continuum.
Our office is housed on the Fitchburg State University campus and has meeting centers at Fitchburg State, Worcester State and MESPA.
Peter J. Azar, Ed. D.
Central Massachusetts Readiness Center
- Elaine B. Francis, Interim Director
- Peter J. Azar, Executive Director (On temporary leave)
- Kim Davenport, Director, Early Learning Challenge Grant
- Keyna Thomas, Administrative Assistant
- Deborah Fnine, Administrative Assistant, Early Learning Challenge Grant
- Dr. Robert V. Antonucci, President Fitchburg State University
- Barry Maloney, President Worcester State University
- Nadya Aswad Higgins, Executive Director MESPA
- Dr. Pamela Hill, Dean of Education Fitchburg State University
- Dr. Elaine Tateronis, Dean of Education, Health Sciences and Natural Sciences Worcester State University
- Dr. Ralph Hicks, Ashburnham-Westminster Superintendent of Schools
- Dr. Mary Ellen Brunelle, Auburn Superintendent of Schools
- Paula Giaquinto, Fitchburg Assistant Superintendent of Schools
- Sean M. Gilrein, Dudley-Charlton Superintendent of Schools
- Joanne M. Gravell, Program Director, Family Services of Central Mass.
- Dr. Rosanne Morel, Chairperson of Early Childhood Education, MWCC
- Charlene Mara, Coordinator, Early Childhood Ed., Quinsigamond College
- Dr. Richard Murphy, Executive Director, FLLAC Educational Collaborative
- Joseph Connors, Director District and School Assistance Center
- Stephanie Davolos, Executive Director, North Central Charter School
Communities we serve
Ashburnham, Ashby, Athol, Auburn, Ayer, Barre, Berlin, Blackstone, Bolton, Boylston, Brookfield, Charlton, Clinton, Douglas, Dudley, Dunstable, East Brookfield, Fitchburg, Gardner, Grafton, Groton, Hardwick, Harvard, Holden, Hopedale, Hubbardston, Hudson, Lancaster, Leicester, Leominster, Littleton, Lunenburg, Marlborough, Mendon, Millbury, Millville, New Braintree, North Brookfield, Northbridge, Oakham, Oxford, Paxton, Pepperell, Petersham, Phillipston, Princeton, Royalston, Rutland, Shirley, Shrewsbury, Southborough, Southbridge, Spencer, Sterling, Stow, Sturbridge, Sutton, Templeton, Townsend, Upton, Uxbridge, Warren, Webster, West Boylston, West Brookfield, Westborough, Westminster, Winchendon, Worcester.
JUST ANNOUNCED - Weeklong Summer Institute for Math Teachers, Grades 4-16
Math faculty from area middle and high schools, along with college and university faculty will convene to examine the Common Core in Mathematics, discuss alignment of skills from grades 4-16 and develop effective teaching strategies to address the common core. Led by professors Ray Lewis at Worcester State and Jenn Berg at Fitchburg State, the institute will take place simultaneously on each of these university campuses.
July 15-19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. & September 26 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Registration deadline, June 7th.
Additional Information can be found here. Download the application here.
The Breakthrough Coach/2-day Program with Malachi Pancoast
Monday, July 29, 2013 (Administrators Only)
Tuesday, July 30, 2013 (Administrators and Secretaries)
at the MESPA Education and Technology Center, Marlborough, MA
Where are 2013 Summer STEM Programs for Middle School Students?
The Regional Science Resource Center @UMMS and the Central MA STEM Network have compiled a guide of summer science, engineering and technology programs offered in the Worcester area for middle school students. Descriptions, locations, dates and costs are included in the list at: http://umassmed.edu/rsrc/
Working with Children with Autism in the Inclusive Classroom
This hybrid course is designed for early educators, preschool through 2nd grade and will be offered for both undergraduate and graduate credit. It is made available through the Early Learning Challenge Grant.
Registration deadline is May 24, 2013.
For more details click here or to register click here.
Echoes and Reflections: Holocaust Education for 21st Century Classrooms
This four-hour professional development program is available to middle and high school educators at no cost to the teacher or school. Registration deadline is May 20, 2013. Flyer and registration information.
Framingham State University hosts Dr. Story Musgrave, NASA Astronaut
Education: Preparation for the Unknown and Unexpected
This event is free and open to the public. For more information click here.
Problem-Based Learning in the Classroom Using STEM Topics
EASTEC Eastern States Exposition
A NEBHE Meeting Sponsored by The Society of Manufacturing Engineers
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
For details and registration information click here.
Online workshop (Free)12 Hour online QRIS Course available here: wheelock.educommons.net/courses This is a great place to start with the QRIS system. Work at your own pace!
Wilson Language Training Program Available through Fitchburg State University's Center for Professional Studies. For registration information visit: Wilson Language Training Program
Additional events will be added continually. Please contact Keyna Thomas at 978.665.3238 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information regarding upcoming events.