Our vision is to connect, engage, and inspire all students in the Ayer Shirley Regional School District to reach academic excellence. We, the educators of the Ayer Shirley Regional School District, will instill habits of reflection and inquiry to challenge our students in setting ambitious academic and personal goals. Students will develop a strong voice to express thoughts and ideas in the community and the confidence to showcase their talents and successes in preparation for entry into college and the world of work.

The current administration and regional school committee understands and values the importance of providing resources to foster growth for our students as well as staff.  Please check back often to see what's new, tune in to a webinar, or request support for a specific training/conference.

Accessing Professional Development Forms

Please log into your Google email account to access Professional Development Forms. All forms are set up to be used as templates and submitted to the office of Assistant Superintendent Mary Beth Hamel.

Important Note: The Google template app will be need to be downloaded from the Chromestore in order to see the option of creating a new document From Template in Google Drive. 


To create a form:

1. Click the red NEW button in Google Drive.

2. Slide cursor down to More and then over to From Template.

3. Once the ASRSD Template Gallery opens, select the template you wish you type into and click Use This Template.

4. Once the selected template downloads, be sure to rename the document before editing and sharing with other users.

Recertification Guidelines for MA Educators

Recertification is achieved through the completion of eligible professional development programs and activities designed to support and increase student learning. Under the new regulations, educators will need to earn professional development points (PDPs) that are relevant and meaningful to their teaching or administrative duties. The goal is for educators within a school and district to work together so that the recertification process supports the attainment of educational goals for the individual, the school, and the district.


In order to address school and district goals, the amended recertification regulations require educators to align their Individual Professional Development Plan with school and district improvement goals. Additionally, educators (except for those who received standard certification between 10/1/94 through 6/17/99) are required to obtain supervisor approval and endorsement indicating that 80% of the professional development points are consistent with the educational needs of the school and/or district.

Educators may find additional information about recertification on the Department’s website

Free online professional development by ACSD 


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