The CISD New Teacher Academy hosted its graduation ceremony for the district’s newest educators on Wednesday, April 27. These dedicated educators met on Wednesdays throughout the year to work on staff development projects and receive training from a variety of experienced educators.
“These first few years in a classroom are crucial for development,” said Marnie Rocha, executive director of curriculum and instruction. “A support system is great to have as a new teacher and in addition to providing curriculum and classroom management training, this group also creates a network of resources. These teachers have someone to reach out to throughout the year.”
Academy training for new teachers begins in August before the first day of school and is a yearlong process for those with zero to two years of teaching experience.
“It’s not easy to spend an entire day leading a classroom and then walk into a training as a student,” Rocha said. “But to watch these new educators so focused on capstone projects is a testament to the dedication they have to their craft.”
Though staff development is an ongoing process for all CISD teachers, this targeted training will end at the end of the month for this group. The new teacher academy is led by employee development coordinator Judy Jimenez.
Richard Beltran — Canutillo Elementary
Jessica Carrion — Davenport Elementary
Evanyelin Gaytan — Canutillo Elementary
Kaylon Griffith — Damian Elementary
Antoinette Knerl — DAEP
Diana Lopez — Canutillo Elementary
Jacqueline Moreno — Canutillo Elementary
Gisselle Ricci – DAEP
Sarah Spencer – Reyes Elementary