District Welcomes its Newest Teachers

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With district administrators and principals in attendance, Freeport Public Schools welcomed their newest educators at a new teacher orientation prior to the start of the 2015-2016 school year.

The program, which was held at Atkinson, was designed to remind the new teachers to encourage their students to maximize their potential. Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kishore Kuncham urged the new teachers to “lead with courage,” and to be fearless while they go above and beyond in their crafts. Board of Education trustee Ernest J. Kight, Jr. recited the traditional proverb “it takes a village to raise a child” to stress the importance of maintaining a unified dedication to the district’s students.

Assistant Superintendent for Personnel & Special Projects Dr. Mary Bediako, who coordinated the program, told the teachers that the district is counting on them to help continue to lead students on the path to future success. The new educators then took a New Teacher Pledge, led by Dr. Bediako, by raising their right hands and promising to fulfill their roles diligently with students’ best interests in mind. The orientation concluded with a bus tour of Freeport Village, Freeport Historical Museum and Freeport Memorial Library for all of the new teachers, followed by a review of district policies.

The new teacher orientation served as an inspirational precursor to the upcoming school year.