August 6, 2018
Students aren’t the only ones who get nervous about starting a new school year. On August 1, there were 41 new teachers who attended the “New Educator Boot Camp” put on by the Wakulla County School District Human Resources Department.
Veteran teacher and Riversprings Middle School Associate Dean Josh Sandgren facilitated the activities and helped welcome Wakulla County’s new teachers to the district.
Guest speakers shared their knowledge on ethics, Florida standards, classroom management, and basic procedures for the first few weeks of school.
This year’s group of talented teacher recruits are from all over the U.S. and beyond.
Executive Director of Human Resources Angie Walker notes, “This is an incredible group of new teachers. They add diversity and eagerness to our school system, complementing our existing highly qualified teachers. I can’t wait to see how our new teachers positively impact our schools and our students.”
The “New Educator Boot Camp” is offered to all teachers new to the Wakulla County public school system to help them get acclimated. They also learn more about the Wakulla “A” rated school district’s high expectations for all of Wakulla’s educators.
To complete the Boot Camp program and graduate from it, all new educators must work closely with an assigned veteran teacher who is their mentor for the school year. School administrators are also involved with training new teachers, making sure they feel supported during their first year of teaching in Wakulla.
In addition, new teachers must attend a series of 9 workshops scheduled during the first semester.
Superintendent Bobby Pearce adds, “Boot Camp is an opportunity for our new hires to get to know each other while our veteran teacher leaders share their knowledge and experiences. It’s a great kick off to the school year. The Wakulla County School District welcomes all of our new teachers!"