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Public Involvement in Developing the Plan
Watertown Public Schools has involved a wide variety of groups, both school andcommunity-based, in the development of this Plan.
The Watertown Public Schools Bullying Prevention Advisory Committee, PeacefulCommunity, Peaceful Schools Advisory, composed of school and community members,was formed in October 2010.The Advisory Committee operates under the auspices of Jean Fitzgerald, Ph.D., AssistantSuperintendent, and will continue to meet as a standing committee to review and reviseas the Plan is implemented. The group is chaired by Barbara Gortych, Ph.D., Coordinator of Assessment and Guidance, k-12 and by Jason Del Porto, Assist. Principal, WatertownMiddle School.In addition to the leaders mentioned above, members of this committee include:Jeannette Belcher-Schepis, PTO President, Hosmer SchoolPeter Centola, Watertown Recreation Director Mena Ciarlone, Coordinator of Elementary Curriculum,Watertown Public SchoolsAnn Cox, Teacher, Hosmer SchoolCindy Crimmin, Principal, Cunniff Elementary, Watertown PublicSchoolsDavid Downes, Watertown Educational FoundationLaura Kurman, MA, LMFT, Wayside Youth and Family Support Network Mike Lahiff, Director of Athletics, Watertown Public SchoolsDuffy Peet, Interning Minister, Unitarian Church, Watertown Public SchoolsBeckett Rhodes, M.A., LMHC, Peer Leader Advisor, Wayside Youth Coalition,Wayside Youth and Family Support Network Marilyn Salvas, Information Systems Specialist, Watertown Public SchoolsDavid Sampson, Sgt., Watertown Police DepartmentStephanie Sunderland-Ramsey, Chairperson Watertown Youth Coalition, andProgram Coordinator, Wayside Youth and Family Support Network Ken Swift, Watertown High School SRO, Watertown Police DepartmentSasha Grodsky, Watertown Youth Coalition Peer Leader/student, WatertownHigh SchoolSandra Hernandez, Watertown Youth Coalition Peer Leader/student WatertownHigh School