JPS Holds New Teacher Orientation

Last week, Jamestown Public Schools held a New Teacher Orientation at the Administration Building. Superintendent Tim Mains addressed the new teachers.

“There was a lot of interest in your positions. We selected you to come to our district because we believe you have great potential and will help us grow as a district,” said Superintendent Mains. “I was a new teacher once and I remember that first year. Teaching is one of the most rewarding things you will do in your life but it is also the most challenging. We thank you for choosing Jamestown Public Schools for your teaching journey.”

Whether new to teaching, or just new to JPS, teachers were given the opportunity to become acquainted with the many people, resources, and services that are available to support them. This year’s group of eighteen “new” teachers spent two-days meeting, and learning, with representatives from the Jamestown Teacher’s Association, Staff Development Office, Human Resources and Information Services.

The New Teacher Orientation is the first phase of a multi-faceted Teacher Induction Program focused on supporting the success and professional growth of these teachers. Throughout the school year, additional opportunities, to include workshops and mentoring, will be provided to assist new teachers in meeting their professional goals, and assuring that JPS students have the very best education.

posted on 09/05/2014 - filed under: Academics, Elementary School, JHS, Middle School, Spotlight