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Demarais Evelyn



Evelyn J. Desmarais        

CHS Class of 1947

CHS ’47 Junior Red Cross (1,2,3,4)-President (2,3), Band, Glee Club, March of Dimes, Band Concerts, Athletic Association (1,2,3,4), Basketball (3,4), Softball

Boston College BS ’51; MEd ’58

Post Graduate Study Tufts University, Harvard University

Amherst, MA Public Schools Teacher (Grades 2 & 3); Wilmington, MA Public Schools Teaching Principal; Chelmsford, MA Public Schools Principal (Harrington Elementary School-1st Principal) Developed innovative/cutting edge initiatives including: Administrative Team consisting of Team Leaders from each grade level, Specialists & Principal as shared school governance decision making body, Team Teaching at each grade level with elected Team Leaders responsible for scheduling & instruction, Open Principal’s Office to provide daily access for students, teachers & parents, Parent Advisory Council (PAC) meeting regularly with Principal to volunteer services in classrooms & serve as advisor in school budgetary & governing decisions, Under Evelyn’s leadership, Harrington School became a charter member as an Individually Guided School (IGE School) developed at the University of Wisconsin, piloted an Individualized Math Program w/emphasis on manipulatives & timely student progress procedures, Piloted the National Science Curriculum Improvement Study, Piloted Social Studies teacher developed kits that were later patented and sold commercially, Led the School System in establishing a Readiness Class, which acknowledged developmental differences in early childhood education, Created a safe & physically demanding school playground, Established an extensive professional library for staff, Provided, a then, innovative intensive in-service education program for staff during early release days, Lead Harrington Elementary School to become a nationally recognized school

Chelmsford Schools Administrators Association, Massachusetts Elementary School Principals Association, Massachusetts Teachers Association, National Education Association, Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development, Early Childhood Association, Institute for Development of Educational Activities (I.D.E.A.), Girl Scout Leader, Leader Training, Camp Runels (Assistant Director), Association for Battered Women of Greater Lowell (Chair), Church Council Member, CHSAA (Life Member)