This week the PC Foundation has been doing our part to welcome hundreds of new teachers to our district. The teachers are given lesson plans, classroom management ideas, and tons of other supportive information to ease them into the world of education. They get to meet leaders in their subject areas and people who will be in their buildings teaching the same subjects or grade-levels.
Throughout the process, I’ve gotten to talk with so many people! It’s been neat to hear their enthusiastic comments about the professional development offered by our district. This academy is not just for teachers new to the profession, but also for seasoned teachers who have just been hired by our district. Even those people are making positive comments about the training we offer.
“I’ve been so impressed by the training.”
“This professional development is so amazing!”
“We did not have this in my old district.”
As a Putnam City graduate and former teacher, I am so proud that our district is known statewide for its dedication to improving teacher quality. Our kids deserve the best we can give them, and as we learn more about how best to educate, Putnam City stays on the front edge of providing innovative techniques so our children are ready for the challenges of the future.