New Teacher Orientation Sets Stage for Success

New Teacher Orientation Sets Stage for Success photo
Copiague School District welcomed 20 new teachers for the 2017-2018 school year during new teacher orientation on Aug. 28 and 29. 

Todd Andrews, assistant superintendent for human resources, commenced the first day of meetings by introducing the district’s administrators and board of education members. 

Board of Education President Michael Greb welcomed the newest faculty members to the Copiague School District. “You are here for one reason only; we felt you were the best for our students,” he said. “We want you to be successful and utilize the resources that are out there. Get to know your peers; ask your supervisors for help; go to the principals or the central office – everyone in Copiague is one big family.”

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Bannon echoed those sentiments and spoke about the importance of relationships in Copiague. “The success of Copiague is because we all realize it’s about the relationships we build,” she said. “The first thing you need to consider is how you are going to forge those relationships with students. You have the potential to make a difference every single day.”

Building principals introduced the new hires and offered well wishes for the upcoming school year. To get a better understanding of the community, the new teachers took a bus tour of the district. Kelly Urraro, the district’s director of technology, presented an overview of the available technology tools. On day two of the orientation, the new teachers had the opportunity to spend time in their buildings and meet with their colleagues.