Returning Spring ISD alumni gathered together for a group photograph between training sessions at the district’s New Teacher Academy at Westfield High School. Teachers and the schools they are assigned to are from left, front row, Mario Ramirez, Bammel Middle School and LaMarcus Hunter, Roberson Middle School. Second row, Charnesia Wynn, Jenkins Elementary; Christine Giammalva-Doyle, Thompson Elementary and Ladell Whitfield, Northgate Crossing Elementary. Third row, April Lee, Jenkins Elementary; Aretha Pittman, Carl Wunsche Sr. High School; Cachet Ferguson, Clark Intermediate and Molly McAnear, Ponderosa Elementary. Fourth row, Katie Lavikka, Anderson Elementary; Amanda Quilizapa, Marshall Elementary and Charlae Douglass, Northgate Crossing Elementary.
HOUSTON – Aug. 3, 2016 – Teachers preparing for their first year in Spring ISD classrooms gathered at Westfield High School for an intensive week of training. At the district’s annual New Teacher Academy, administrators welcomed the new hires to the Spring ISD family, as they used the four-day event to present district initiatives, curriculum and expectations for the coming school year.
While the topics presented at the New Teacher Academy are critical to the teachers starting their careers at Spring, they will continue to benefit from additional support offered at their individual campuses throughout the school year. Maintaining a supportive culture that promotes professional growth and high performance from every employee is an essential component of Spring’s five-year strategic plan. The new teachers reported to their campuses at the conclusion of the training program.
Several of the 235 new staff members that attended the New Teacher Academy are Spring ISD alumni, who have returned to contribute their talents to the district that helped spark their interest in education.