Tuesday, April 23, 2013
The district also honored a group of outstanding student-athletes and announced upcoming infrastructure improvements at its April 2013 board of education meeting.
The curriculum for Collingswood public schools will be rewritten in several areas prior to the 2013-14 school year to “increase [its] rigor,” Chief Academic Officer Mark Wiltsey told the public at the April meeting of the borough board of education. Districtwide, social studies and foreign languages at every level will be overhauled to align with the New Jersey Common Core curriculum standards, as will middle school and high school math and elementary school writing programs. “We want to have a literacy flair to it,” Wiltsey said. To that end, parents of middle- and high-school students can also expect to see their children tackling more cross-disciplinary writing assignments. The district is also developing educational benchmarks that …
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Terry Moody takes his place as a school board member and the board agrees on who will hold the gavel in the coming year.
The Collingswood Board of Education will retain its top two leaders, as decided in a low-key reorganization meeting Monday night. The board unanimously handed over the gavel to last session's president, James Hatzell, to hold the same post in the upcoming year. Joan Smith will again serve as vice president; also a unanimous decision. With no sweeping changes or big-ticket policy items on the slate, the school board breezed through its reorganization meeting. The only thing new to come about was a first-year school board member. Terry Moody, a newcomer elected in November, took the oath of office, along with re-elected board members Hatzell and Kathleen McCarthy. It’s business as usual for the school board in 2013, Hatzell said after the …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Newcomer Terry Moody led the field, beating the highest vote-getting incumbent by nearly 100 votes. Kathleen McCarthy and James Hatzell also will return to service.
Unofficial election results are in from the Camden County Board of Elections, and the Collingswood Board of Education will gain a new member for the upcoming term. Newcomer Terry Moody carried the day with 2,717 votes and 25.0 percent of the total votes cast, followed by incumbents Kathleen McCarthy (2,631, 24.2 percent) and James Hatzell (2,11 votes, 19.5 percent) 6,377 voters participated in the election, with poll workers reporting in general a strong turnout. The school board election likely saw greater numbers of voters in its first election held concurrently with the remainder of the November slate, and in a Presidential year.
Monday, November 5, 2012
The father of two is a retired schoolteacher of 44 years who has lived in Collingswood for nearly 40 years and has two grandchildren in the district.
In advance of Election Day (Tuesday, Nov. 6), Collingswood Patch will bring you information on each of the five Board of Education candidates seeking office for the upcoming term. The following personal statement was provided to the Collingswood School District by Board of Education candidate Terry Moody. Patch is reprinting it here, unaltered. My name is Terry Moody and I am a candidate for the Collingswood Board of Education. My wife Mary and I moved to Collingswood in 1973 and are the parents of two children, Adrienne and Dechlin, both of whom attended and graduated from the Collingswood School District. We now have two grandchildren, Ashley and Michael, who attend Collingswood Schools. I graduated from Bloomsburg State University with …