The Valley Stream Central High School District welcomed new teachers for the 2022-2023 school year with a series of orientation sessions on August 25, 29 and 30. In total, 40 new teachers—including part-time instructors—are joining the faculty. Through a series of presentations, the District welcomed the new teachers and began the process of acclimating themselves to District procedures ahead of their students’ arrival.
On the first day, District Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Christian Bowen and Director of Instructional Services Dr. Jennifer DiMaio led the introduction, as well as providing devices and necessary applications to successfully start the year. This orientation also included senior District officials who explained the various responsibilities and tools available at their disposal. The teachers then headed to their respective buildings for building orientations.
On day two, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Wayne Loper offered his welcoming remarks alongside visiting veteran school district administrator Dr. Mara Bollettieri, who offered cultural and competence training to the group. The new instructors then headed to their respective classrooms to begin set-up. After lunch, Central and Memorial World Language Chairperson Dr. Dan Saitta gave a presentation on active learning strategies and learning targets.
On the last day, Mr. Bowen and model schools trainer for Nassau BOCES, Chrissy Breglia, introduced the teachers to the Microsoft Teams platform. The group then broke out to their respective home buildings for departmental staff development sessions.
“Our teachers are the most valuable resource we have for guiding our students through their educational careers, and ultimately, to success,” Mr. Bowen said. “With these introductions, we hope to give our new educators all the tools they need to provide supporting learning environments for their students—in many cases for the first time in their careers—and thrive in the classroom.”
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