A new school year means several new faces in the North Bellmore School District’s teaching staff. To get themselves acquainted with the district, first-year teachers attended an orientation program on Aug. 26 at Newbridge Road Elementary School.
The new teachers received a warm welcome from Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Janet Pollitt, Director of Personnel Denise Fisher and Director of Educational Programs and Staff Development Tillie McNamara. They learned about the district’s mission statement and core values and were introduced to the vast array of instructional technology resources, which will allow them to provide students with interactive and engaging learning experiences.
There was the nitty gritty like payroll and benefits, a welcome from the North Bellmore Teachers Association and afternoon breakout sessions, which focused on the specific content areas of the new teachers.
The 10 newcomers to North Bellmore include elementary classroom teachers as well as special area teachers for library, music and technology.
“Our new teachers were selected from a pool of many qualified candidates during a thorough and rigorous hiring process,” Ms. Pollitt said. “We welcome them with open arms to the North Bellmore School District and wish them long and prosperous careers. They will receive the full support of the district so they can be successful and help our children reach their full potential.”