Dr. John Kellogg, Superintendent of Schools, addressed new teachers during orientation.
Forty-four teachers who are new to the Westerville City School District gathered in the Media Center at Westerville Central High School on August 9 and 10 for an orientation session hosted by the Office of Human Resources. The program was designed to help them become familiar with district operations and professional expectations.
Dr. John Kellogg, Superintendent of Schools, and Gerrie Cotter, President of the Westerville City Schools Board of Education, greeted the group. On the first day, attendees heard from a number of speakers who addressed topics including Public School Works/Wellness; Email/Intranet, Webpages and Social Media; Custodial Services; Frontline AESOP; Employee Insurance; Benefits/Finances; Special Education; Gifted and Talented; English Language Learners; Instructional Technology; and Curriculum and Instruction. During lunch, retired high school Principal M. Joy Rose shared a historical perspective about the school district.
Subjects covered during the second day of orientation included Paperwork/Tech Support; Power Teacher/Power School; the Resident Educator Program; and My Learning Plan – LPDC and IPDP. Westerville Education Association President Rhonda Gilpin and Membership Chair Amy Hinz concluded the session with a review of the Master Contract.