Amityville 101 For New Teachers

Amityville 101 For New Teachers photo

The district warmly greeted its 20 newest teachers, who are joining the district for the 2018-19 school year.

Among the new staff are three elementary teachers, three English language arts teachers, three social studies teachers, two science teachers, two literacy teachers, a high school guidance counselor, a social worker and French, music and ENL teachers. The district also welcomes new instructional coaches at Park Avenue and Northwest elementary schools. 

They attended new teacher orientation on Aug. 27 at the Park North Administration Building. Superintendent Dr. Mary T. Kelly and board of education trustees greeted them during a welcome breakfast. Throughout the day, they learned about district protocols and policies, as well as technology services and professional development opportunities. Amityville prides itself on fostering a collegial environment in which teachers are encouraged to share their expertise by leading workshops for their colleagues. 

New teachers learned about the history of Amityville from lifelong resident Ken Lang before taking a trolley tour around the district, which includes the village of Amityville, North Amityville and East Massapequa. After lunch provided by the Amityville Teachers Association, the new staff visited their respective buildings for meetings with the principals. Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Lois Etzel provided them with goody bags featuring educational books, a district calendar and a supply every teacher needs: Post-it notes.