District Welcomes 25 New Faculty Members

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To kick off the 2016-2017 school year, the district welcomed 25 new faculty members during New Teacher Orientation on Aug. 24 and 25.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Bannon and Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Todd Andrews commenced the morning meeting by offering some background on the values and culture of the district.

Board of Education President Brian Sales spoke about the diversity of the Copiague schools community.

“This district has a talented and experienced staff,” he said. “Make use of the next two days and really take in the knowledge and expertise of the presenters. You were selected as an individual to be become part of this district but we are looking forward to you becoming a part of this team.”
Principals from the district’s buildings introduced new faculty members and welcomed them to their respective buildings, reiterating the sentiments of the central administration staff about the support and guidance the district provides.

“Copiague is a family and your presence in our schools with help reinvigorate the staff,” Dr. Bannon said. “We have a board of education who support anything that is good for our students and you are now a vitally important part of our community.” 

The new faculty members had the opportunity to take a bus tour around the community and familiarize themselves with the district by meeting with staff, administrators and central office personnel.