New Teachers Attend Summer Orientation

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As a jump-start to the new school year, the district hosted a two-day comprehensive orientation program for the district’s 27 new teachers.

The program, facilitated by teacher mentors Brenda Lamiroult, Leanne Perry and Dawn Alexander, consisted of various activities, informational pieces, and an introduction to the administration and leadership within the district. Over the course of the two days, each teacher received a copy of the New Teacher Handbook, participated in hands-on technology training, attended an overview on My Learning Plan, and learned about district policies and procedures, including APPR. Additionally, they received an overview of the district’s curriculum and instructional practices, were briefed on the services offered through the pupil personnel and special education departments, and learned more about the supports offered through the Three Village Mentor Program.

Reflecting upon their personal experiences, two second-year teachers spoke about the support and help they received through the district’s mentor program and two Ward Melville High School incoming juniors spoke about the positive impact the district has had on their educational careers.