We welcomed six new faculty members, Jenny Griffiths (1st Grade Teacher), Maurice Hicks, Jr. (5th Grade Homeroom Teacher), Sophy Joseph (1st Grade Teacher), Erica Marcus (3rd Grade Teacher), Abby Yigzaw (Kindergarten Associate Teacher), Isabel Meltzer (MS Learning Resource Specialist), and two new staff members Michael Garey (Technical Support Specialist), Kosoko Jackson (Communications Manager), to our Allen-Stevenson family, and spent the day educating them on the Allen-Stevenson way of life. Under the leadership of Samara Spielberg, our new faculty and staff members not only learned how to use the many tools available to them, they got to share and network, creating invaluable relationships with their new staff cohort, as they undertook their two-day long staff training.
Our faculty focused on the interpersonal factors that are involved in being a teacher. They learned not only about each other, but also the preconceptions they bring to the table, experiences they have that shape them, and how to work together in ways that mirror Allen-Stevenson’s mission statement. Today, our faculty will hunker down, and get into the weeds of what it means to be a teacher of boys at our school. Read below what some new teachers have said about the A-S Mentorship Program:
“It was such a positive experience, getting to know the new faculty members before the start of school, in such a supportive and open environment.” ~ Isabel Meltzer, MS Learning Resource Specialist
“Just within these first few days of teaching for the new year, having Jesús as my mentor has afforded me a handful of opportunities, allowing me to get the lay of the land in a less formal, relaxed environment.” ~ Abby Yigzaw, Kindergarten Associate Teacher
With less than two weeks until school reopens and boys return, our staff, both old and new, are excitedly getting back into the swing of things, prepping not only our school, but our classrooms, and our minds, to welcome in a new school year of boys.
Welcome back, A-S!