Filled with enthusiasm, passion and a desire to make a positive difference, North Bellmore’s newest faculty members got an introduction to the school district and the community at new teacher orientation. The 17 newcomers bring one to 20 years of teaching experience.
The full-day program on Aug. 17 at Newbridge Road Elementary School was facilitated by Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Janet Pollitt, Director of Educational Programs and Staff Development Tillie McNamara and Director of Personnel Denise Fisher. Instructional coach Krista Zucker presented on instructional programs and practices, while ENL teacher Samantha Schwartz discussed effective lesson planning. Computer science teachers Michael Bevilacqua and Kerry Pentek gave an overview of technology and digital learning resources.
This year’s additions to the staff include elementary classroom, ENL, math AIS, reading and physical education teachers, a speech pathologist and a nurse. North Bellmore is also adding a Spanish teacher, who will serve all five elementary schools, as it is bringing back the language program for fifth and sixth graders.
“Our goal is to provide teachers with the resources and information necessary to implement North Bellmore’s rich educational programs,” Ms. Pollitt said. “The orientation program is the start of a supportive and nurturing environment to help teachers be successful, which in turn provides the best learning experiences for our students.”
The district welcomes Danielle Calapai, Alessia Giliberti, Kristin Giris, Jacqueline Goode, Nicole Huttner, Alexa Laskowitz, Katherine Masters, Kimberly Mathison, Emily McClernon, Rosalie Napolitano, Kristine Occhino, Alyssa Parker, Samantha Sclafani, Nicole Stratton, Dana Turkel, Victoria Van Wie and Hayley Yackavage.
Date Added: 8/19/2022