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Staff Orientation Gives Insight into Copiague Schools

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Copiague School District welcomed 50 new staff members to its schools during its new teacher orientation on Aug. 30 and 31. Starting with a welcome breakfast at the Copiague Middle School cafeteria, the group moved to the auditorium for introductions and remarks by Board of Education President Brian J. Sales, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kathleen Bannon and Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Todd Andrews.

“We want to give you all the tools you need to be successful here in Copiague because for our students to succeed, we need you to succeed,” Sales said. “We look forward to welcoming you to the Copiague team and making great things happen every day for our students.”

Dr. Bannon echoed his sentiments by adding that “Copiague is all about the relationships you build – with your students and with your colleagues. Learn from one another and use your administrators and fellow teachers as a resource.”

Principals from each of the buildings introduced themselves and their new staff members before the group split into two. During the next two days, the groups went for a bus tour of the district led by Deauville Gardens East Principal Joseph Buccello. They also listened to presentations from central administration about the culture of the district and learned about creating an environment for the English as a second language students.

Director of Technology Kelly Urraro spoke about the district’s technology tools before the staff members returned to their respective buildings. They spent time with classroom teachers discussing best practices and prepping for the start of the new school year.