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ReadyBernie

 

 

Bernard A. Ready      

CHS Class of 1963



CHS ‘63
Concert & Marching Band (1,2,3,4), Drama Club, Ski Club (3,4), Northeastern Music Festival (1,2)

Westfield State College BS Ed ’69 Dean’s List, Host of weekly radio show

Fitchburg State College MEd ’88 4.0 GPA; Certificate of Graduate Study ‘90

Career
Chelmsford, MA Public Schools (1969-2004) Elementary Teacher (5th & 6th Grades) Harrington, Highland, Byam, McFarlin, & McCarthy schools, Team Leader, 1st President of the Chelmsford Federation of Teachers, 6th Grade coach (Basketball & Softball), Chess Club Coach (McCarthy), McCarthy Advisory School Council, Co- founder of the McCarthy School Technology Task Force, Co-founder of the Dan Horgan Mini-marathon, Committees include: Language Arts, Social Studies & Report Card, Nationally known teacher of reading Presentations at many state and national conventions “How to Motivate Children to Read” including: New England Association Teachers of English-Springfield, MA, International Reading Association Annual Convention-Atlanta, GA, North American Conference on Adult & Adolescent Literacy- Washington, D.C., American Association of School Librarians National Conference, Birmingham, AL; Reading class observed by hundreds of teachers from New England and members of the U.S. Department of Education, Featured in “Instructor Magazine” article on how he taught reading; Awards Special CHS Athletics Award, Nominated for “Learning Magazine” Professional Best Award, Letter of Commendation from Chelmsford Chief of Police for saving a woman from committing suicide, Chelmsford Special Education Parent Advisory Council Certificate of Excellence and Appreciation Award 

Community
CHSAA, Chelmsford Youth Sports, Town Meeting Rep, Chelmsford Historical Society (Ways & Means, Board of Trustees, Board of Directors, Vice-President, President, Chair & originator of the Society’s annual Farm Fair, Credited with saving the Chelmsford Ginger Ale sign from destruction