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District welcomes new teachers at orientation

Submitted on: July 29, 2016

Greenwood Public School District’s top administrators and school principals were on hand Friday, July 29, to welcome new teachers who attended an all-day orientation at the Career and Technical Center.

The teachers will get an opportunity to meet the other 500 plus certified and classified staff on the first day of school for district employees on Monday, Aug. 1. Students will report to school on Thursday, Aug. 4.

Wade Litton, president of the Greenwood Leflore Chamber of Commerce, was also on hand to welcome the teachers on behalf of the city of Greenwood. Wade said part of the chamber’s overall mission is to help make Greenwood better, make the community better and make Greenwood a place people will be proud to call home. He said that the Chamber wants to support the teachers in any way it can. “The most important people in this community is the teaching community,” Litton said. “You have the most challenging job, but you also the most rewarding job and we’re proud to have you here,” he said.

Superintendent Dr. Jennifer Wilson thanked the Chamber for its support and said that without the support of community partners, the district could not do the job of educating students to the fullest extent.

Dr. Wilson told teachers that the Greenwood and Leflore County school district will consolidate in the next few years and that will result in an even larger school district. “This is an excellent school district, and we have a great teaching staff. I couldn’t ask for a better instructional staff, administrative staff or better teachers than you are,” she said.

She acknowledged that there will be some challenges for first year teachers or for those teachers who are new to the district. She offered the district’s full support to help meet and overcome those challenges. “We will be working with you. All of you will be assigned a mentor and we will be providing additional support for just first year teachers,” she said.

Dr. Wilson said the district’s ultimate goal is to keep teachers in Greenwood. “Our goal is not for you to stay here for a year and then leave; our goal is to keep you in Greenwood,” she said. She reminded teachers of the purpose of teaching. “The purpose you are here is to educate students – not to just teach reading, math and science, but to educate students.

Educating students is not an eight-hour job, Dr. Wilson said. “The work day is rarely ever going to be from 7:30 to 3:30. Sometimes you have to burn the midnight oil. You will have to stay beyond 3:30. That’s the time you clock out, but not the time you leave. You leave when the done,” she said.

Finally, Dr. Wilson reminded the teachers of the impact they have on children’s lives. “What a teacher feels and thinks about students make all the difference in what those students learn. “It isn’t race, it isn’t ethnicity, and it isn’t poverty that defines what a student is going to be. It’s the teacher and his or her expectations,” she said. “Kids don’t care what you know until they know that you care.”

Other speakers included Mary Brown, director of curriculum and the school’s instructional coaches, and principals. Bank of Commerce provided lunch for the teachers and on hand during the luncheon were three bank representatives – Timothy Stanciel, Chism Patterson and Justin Braswell. The teachers also toured the district’s five school sites.

 

 


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