Levittown School District Welcomes Newest Faculty Members
New faculty received a warm welcome from the Levittown School District's administration and Board of Education during New Teacher Orientation on Aug. 30, which was held at the Levittown Memorial Education Center. The two-day orientation program allowed the new faculty members to get acquainted with the district and their fellow educators.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tonie McDonald, Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Debbie Rifkin and Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Todd Winch were welcomed faculty and congratulated them on their new positions. Board President Peggy Marenghi, Vice President Marianne Adrian and trustee Dillon Cain also greeted new faculty.
In addition, the new faculty members were introduced to union leaders, Assistant Superintendent for Business and Finance William Pastore and Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Services Dr. Donald Sturz.
Mr. Winch conducted a special workshop for the new faculty to expand on teaching and learning in the district and included a unique balloon challenge based on expectations.
"It is very critical for everyone to know what the expectations are," he said. "This means your students, parents and the district's expectations of you. You really have to make sure you are clear and work your hardest to provide the best support on a day-to-day basis."
Other workshops included learning more about policy, districtwide technology, benefits, setting up a classroom and evaluation procedures.
At the end of the orientation, new faculty members set up their classrooms and took a bus tour of the district.