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Support and Resources for New Teachers

LENOIR, NC (August 13, 2019) — Nearly 30 teachers new to the teaching field or new to the Caldwell County Schools are participating in a three-day orientation this week that will cover topics from school board policies to teacher evaluations to curriculum and lesson planning.

“The Beginning Teacher Orientation provides an introduction to the services available to all faculty and staff in the Caldwell County Schools,” said Dr. Bill Griffin, Assistant Superintendent of Human Resources. “We support teachers as they adjust to their new surroundings by providing the assistance and resources that they will need to be successful in the classroom from day one and throughout the school year.”

On the third day of the orientation, teachers will visit the Caldwell Historical Museum in Lenoir and Teacher Treasures, a non-profit resource center that invites teachers to shop for school and classroom supplies at no cost to them.

“Teaching is not an isolated profession. Our job is to provide layers of support and district resources that beginning teachers can use to establish themselves and the framework of their classroom,” said Heather Puhl, Beginning Teacher Mentor and National Board Support Coordinator.