Did Sean Payton deserve a “Madoff sentence”?

The recent sanction of New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton by Commissioner Roger Goodell and the accompanying debate on the severity and harshness of his one-year suspension has significant parallels in the sentencing of criminal defendants in high profile cases. The one that comes immediately to mind is the sentencing of Bernie Madoff.

Assistant Director of Education

POSITION: Assistant Director of Education CATEGORY OF EMPLOYMENT: Salaried/Exempt POSITION RESPONSIBLE TO: Executive Director of Education PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Provide direct supervision through performance feedback and consultation to teachers, encouraging professional development. 2. Oversee vocational programming, and all aspects of the vocational program offered to students. 3. Assist teachers in assessing students’ needs, writing goals and objectives and reviewing students’ progress. 4. Work effectively with other personnel in the interdisciplinary setting to address students’ needs. 5. Aide individual student and group learning, conduct demonstration lessons. 6. Assist in Continue reading →

IEP Coordinator

Job Title: IEP Coordinator Department: YIT School Reports To: Executive Director of Education FLSA Status: Exempt GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE JOB :  The IEP Coordinator’s overall responsibility is to ensure that the school is in compliance with ALL mandates as dictated by COMAR regulations. In addition, the IEP Coordinator is responsible for acting as a liaison between the local school systems as well as parents, and agencies to the student’s that we serve. The IEP Coordinator is responsible for making sure student’s IEP’s are implemented and related Continue reading →

House Manager – Laurel

  GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE JOB : This is a full-time position, supervised by the Division Manager.  The purpose of this position is to provide a positive and pleasant living environment for the individual’s receiving supports within three (3) agency Alternative Living Units. This includes; supervision/training of staff, maintenance of documentation, providing direct supports to individuals, the overall cleanliness of the households, implementation and documentation of individual goals and ensuring that proper medical services are provided.   EDUCATION: This position requires at a minimum: An Continue reading →

Maintenance Technician

Job Title: Maintenance Technician Department: YIT Schools Reports To: Maintenance Supervisor FLSA: Non-Exempt   GENERAL PURPOSE OF THE JOB: Responsible for maintaining the interior and exterior of the building.   ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Replace broken windows; repairs doors, door locks and closets; install window blinds. Replace light fixtures Repairs electrical equipment and control circuits; replaces faulty electrical switches; repair refrigeration equipment. May repair electrical locks and control panels to maintain building security. Responds to emergency maintenance requests as required. Assists with the renovation/remodeling of Continue reading →

Reflections of MD Freestate Class of December 2015

Left, Left, Left, Right, Left! The Maryland Freestate ChalleNGe Academy cadets marched proudly, holding their certificates of completion after completing our Culinary, Automotive and Barbering Vocational Training Programs. We couldn’t be more proud of each cadet’s dedication to take charge and choose to make a difference in their lives by learning a new professional trade.  Their newfound experience will make them more marketable in the work force! Here’s what some of the cadets had to say about how they plan to use what they learned Continue reading →