Forty-four new faculty members received a warm welcome from the Levittown Public Schools' central administration and Board of Education during a two-day New Teacher Orientation program on Aug. 22 and 23, held at Levittown Memorial Education Center. The orientation program allowed the new faculty members to get acquainted with the district and their fellow educators before the start of the 2018-2019 school year.
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Tonie McDonald and Board President Peggy Marenghi congratulated and welcomed the faculty to the district as the group was introduced to Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Debbie Rifkin, Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Todd Winch, Assistant Superintendent for Business and Finance Dr. Christopher Dillon and board members.
The faculty members participated in an ice-breaker activity, a workshop that focused on expectations and learned about the background of the school district and Levittown's history. Ms. Rifkin and Mr. Winch educated the group about district policies and Todd Connell, director/IT manager of computer and media services, discussed districtwide technology and the digital resources available.
The faculty also received payroll information from Dr. Dillon, learned about the district's special education department and took a bus tour of the district. As a special treat on the last day of orientation, a welcome barbecue took place where new faculty members mingled and got to know one another before the start of school on Sept. 5.