(Riverton, Wyo.) – Fremont County School District’s new teachers and their mentors gathered this morning at the central office to begin New Teacher Induction.
“We want to support our new teachers right out of the chute to make them sucessful,” Superintendent Terry Snyder told the school board Tuesday night. “They will spend a half-day with their mentors and then the rest of the day we’ll take them on a tour of the district’s facilities, around town and to the Wind River Reservation.”
Assistant Superintendent Dr. JoAnne Flanagan said three extra days were added to the new teacher’s contracts for the induction process. “It’s team building because they’ll be working and growing with each other,” she said. “They’ve already spent two days with their mentors to get them up to speed so they can hit the ground running and give the kids their best from day one.”
Flanagan said the program’s goal “is to develop rock star teachers that kids need and deserve. We want to make them as successful as possible.”
Snyder said a total of 37 new staff are coming on board for this new school year. “We still have some adjustments to make, but we’re getting some real quality people in our applicant pool.”
One position that Snyder said the district probably won’t be able to fill is the school psychologist position. “It looks like we’ll have to contract those services this year.”