Spearman ISD's vision is to have an effective highly qualified beginning teacher program that partners with teachers new to the profession. The mentor program will provide support that is sustained over time and intended to further the education and professional development of the protege. First, second and third year teachers will receive mentoring, coaching and training in a variety of different levels (The Heart of Teaching). We believe every teacher can be effective when given the training, support and time.
Everyone needs time to process new learning. A thoughtful training plan has been established considering the amount of new information being taught, timing of the school year and expected outcomes. In July, the First Year Teacher Academy (FYTA) met for the first time. Five teachers are part of this dynamic team:
Ms. Shelby Saul
Ms. Andi Travis
Mrs. Nelly Rosendo
Mrs. Alejandra Alvarez
Mrs. Sherrie Wood
The "Fab Five" will meet throughout the school year with Mrs. Kristi Ramon covering topics that will inspire, support and encourage others so they are effective teachers that make a positive difference in the lives of their students.
Fifty years from now it will not matter what kind of car you drove, what kind of house you lived in, how much you had in your bank account, or what your clothes looked like. But the world may be a better place because you were important in the life of a child.Author Unknown