2019-2020 Beginning Teacher Orientation
August 6th kicked off the 3-day orientation for the incoming class of beginning teachers in Duplin County Schools. The morning was filled with excitement as beginning teachers were welcomed by the BT Departmental staff. Pastor David Walker then offered prayers of strength and encouragement for the upcoming school year.
Following the prayer, Dr. Obasohan shared words of inspiration as he told the teachers, “Our Board of Education stands behind you 100%. What affects one of us, affects all. We are family here in Duplin County Schools”. He spoke about the importance of being driven by passion by saying, “your passion is what brought you in and is what will keep you”. Dr. Obasohan encouraged the teachers to “always make sure your passion is renewed by your purpose and your purpose is renewed by your passion. He expressed that the best thing you will learn this year is what you will learn from your students. “We are here because someone cared for us so that should be our commitment to our students”.
Following introductions from the central office staff, the teachers were given an opportunity to connect with their respective departmental leaders.
The training developed for the beginning teachers included sessions on district policies and procedures, the North Carolina Educator Evaluation System as well as engaging workshops on Building Relationships, Classroom Management and Effective Lesson Planning. Also included in the training were breakout sessions hosted by the Curriculum Team and Technology Department.
We want to thank our District Leaders and the Beginning Teacher Department for planning and presenting sessions geared to support the needs of our teachers and to help with their transition into the classrooms.
Duplin County Schools is excited to begin a new school year and look forward to the opportunities and successes that lie ahead for the staff and students Duplin County Schools.