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Academy, Celebration Luncheon Welcome New Teachers

New teachers in the Knox County Schools will attend New Teacher Academy on July 29-30, 2015. New elementary school teachers will convene at Dogwood Elementary School (705 Tipton Avenue), and new middle- and high school teachers will meet at Central High School (5321 Jacksboro Pike). The groups will meet from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. each day.
 
The purpose of New Teacher Academy is to celebrate and welcome all new teachers in the Knox County Schools and provide valuable training to assist them in understanding processes and expectations as they prepare to welcome new students on Aug. 10. After a celebratory welcome, the new teachers will attend sessions covering topics including grade-, subject- and content-specific overviews and training; technology training; Human Resources and other administrative processes instruction; evaluation introduction and training; in-service guidelines and more.
 
Following the Academy, the Knox County Schools will officially welcome new teachers during a New Teacher Celebration Luncheon, Friday, July 31, 11:30 a.m., Sarah Simpson Professional Development Center (801 Tipton Avenue). Approximately 225 new teachers are expected to attend the event.
 
Included in the celebration luncheon will be presentations by first-year teachers who will share their experiences with the new teachers and remarks from Mike McMillan, Chair of the Knox County Board of Education.
 
The luncheon is funded by the Knox County Education Association and the Knoxville Teachers Federal Credit Union.
 
Please note that two or more members of the Knox County Board of Education may attend the luncheon. No official business is expected to be discussed.