One of the most important responsibilities in an organization is hiring the best people. The second most important responsibility is to train and grow those individuals. On August 25 and 26 we did just that with our New Teacher Orientation.
During New Teacher Orientation our new staff learned the following about the District:
Vision: To inspire
Mission: To inspire a high level of learning for all
Priorities: Learning, Whole Child, 21st Century Skills
Major Initiative: Restorative Practices
Beyond the learning about the vision and mission our new staff were introduced to the entire campus. The new teachers were required to navigate the campus traveling from the new Union East wing to the hallways of the High School. On the first day each new teacher was also introduced to their Mentor Teacher. The mentor teacher helps understand the culture of our district and assist in meeting the obligations that a first year teacher has.
The second day of new teacher orientation was facilitated by the building principal. New teachers toured the Cheektowaga community, were given their curriculum and met with their Department Chairperson or Grade Level Team Leader.