HCS Beginning Teacher Support Program
For additional information contact the Beginning Teacher Coordinators:
(910) 893-8151 Ext. 332
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Beginning Teachers Home
Harnett County Schools' desire for Beginning Teachers Program is to develop a program that provides the necessary assistance to ensure success in teaching by developing a nurturing community of learners.
Our Beginning Teacher Coordinators are available to assist new teachers in several capacities. All first-year teachers are provided a three-day orientation in August. During the orientation, professional development is conducted in areas such as classroom management, time management, and curriculum/ instruction. Throughout the year, the Beginning Teacher Coordinators will work directly with all Beginning Teachers to provide differentiated support.
The Beginning Teacher Coordinators will also informally observe and visit new teachers on a regular basis. However, the most important assistance that is provided to Beginning Teachers comes from Mentors serving each beginning teacher at the school level. The Mentors serve as a daily positive role model and provides encouragement and support.