District Welcomes Newest Educators

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As an official kickoff to the 2015-16 school year, the district hosted its annual new teacher orientation on Aug. 24 to welcome new faculty members.

Following breakfast, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mary T. Kelly offered welcoming remarks and introduced district administrators and Board of Education members. Board President Ronald Moss addressed the audience to share some of his personal experience in the district and provide sage words of advice.

“I started here, graduated from here, left and came back,” said Moss. “Life is an experience. I tell everyone that if you treat it as such, you will have an experience with these students.”

District administrators led presentations on topics including teacher certification, technology in the schools and the Annual Professional Performance Review process. To help familiarize them with the area, the new faculty were given a bus tour of the district’s five school buildings. Following the tour, they met with the principals at their respective schools to discuss building goals and procedures and receive a building tour and schedule.

“I believe that each of you has the passion, drive and commitment to take our district and our students to the next level of achievement,” said Dr. Kelly. “I am very confident in your ability to be a champion for our children and know that you will make a positive contribution to our schools and community.”