The North Salem Middle/High School welcomes six teachers who are replacing teachers who retired, resigned, or are on maternity leave. They are from left to right, Gaetano Vitiello, English; Jennifer Ottati, Special Education; Jessica Wasserman, World Language; Nicole Iarossi, Health; Jenna Goldberg, English; Alison Vara, Social Studies.
Teachers new to North Salem come to school two days before the school year begins for veteran teachers. Professional development and orientation for them includes the North Salem curricula, assessments, teacher supervision / evaluation processes, and other school expectations and procedures. Here, Dr. Pat Cyganovich and Dr. George Bovino are leading these teachers through these materials.
Technology is an important part of good teaching and management. Here the teachers are learning about the systems including those for attendance, student academic performance, and communicating with students and their parents.
Each teacher new to North Salem has a mentor with whom to collaborate. Here Jessica Wasserman, a World Language teacher works with her mentor, Rose Arnold, on the specific details and strategies to engage her students in her Spanish curriculum.
There are no teachers new to North Salem at Pequenakonck this year.