Monday, August 22, 2016

New Staff at Beach!

While next week is the official start for teachers in the Chelsea School District, this week is dedicated to the new hires. This morning in the school board room, orientation began with an icebreaker and an introduction from our new superintendent, Julie Helber.

Marcus Kaemming, executive director of instruction, curriculum, and human resources, continued the conversation about what makes Chelsea great. It's shocking to see how many of the new hires (46 total!) have students that are either in the district, have graduated from the district, or went through Chelsea schools themselves!

Kathryn McCalla, 8th grade ELA teacher at Beach, gave phenomenal teaching points to the new hires - kind of a crash course in effective instruction, helpful hints, and tools to use for the coming year.

If you have a keen eye (and you've been scouting your future teachers) you may have noticed Kevin Tykoski on the left. Mr. Tykoski is going to be teaching 6th grade science and math. Other new hires for Beach Middle School include Fred Van Reesema (school social worker), Marissa Zychowski (para professional), and Rebecca Brown (para professional).

I'll end with a great question from Mrs. McCalla, "Would you want to be a student in your class?" Phenomenal food for thought for the upcoming school year.

See you all soon!