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MCSD New Teacher Information Handbook. MISSION The Muscogee County School District is committed to providing educational experiences that will enable.

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1 MCSD New Teacher Information Handbook

2 MISSION The Muscogee County School District is committed to providing educational experiences that will enable each student to become a lifelong learner, enter the work force with necessary skills and achieve academic and personal potential. VISION We envision a school district in which:  Each student is given multiple opportunities to excel in his/ her academic, social, emotional, and physical development in a safe, nurturing environment.  Well-prepared, responsible, and caring employees are committed to excellence in education.  Parents, community members, staff and students, are full partners in the education of children.

3 From the MCSD homepage, go to MCSD Staff Portal and click on Academics->Professional Learning. We have many resources for your use on our website! Begin with the links on the PL page! There are lots of fabulous things for your classroom! Christy Nolan, Director

4 How Do I Get There? From the MCSD Home page go to : Staff MCSD Staff Portal Academics  Professional Learning  Mentoring Program  New Teachers  New Teacher Handbook Mentoring Minutes








12 All teachers who are new to teaching (Years 0 - 3). If you are a veteran (4 or more years of teaching), then you have every privilege of an induction teacher, (you may attend all Best Practices Workshops free of charge) but you are not required to attend.

13 Induction teachers also need to attend the Professional Learning Course, Managing the Classroom Effectively, during the first 3 years of employment in Muscogee County. This class is offered for Elementary, Middle and High School teachers several times during the year.

14 Muscogee County Public Education Center 2960 Macon Road Columbus, Georgia 31906 For General Information: 706-748-2000

15 All new teachers will also be assigned a Lead and school based mentor in their building to help with specific needs. These mentors will be assigned during pre-planning! If you are not assigned a school mentor by the first week of school, please contact Professional Learning as soon as possible! 706-748-2139

16 Coaching and Guiding Learning School Culture Classroom Management Standards and Frameworks Best Practice Strategies Relationships with parents and communities Developing strategies for differentiating instruction for gifted, at-risk and special needs students Time management Technology Assessment/Benchmark Information Shoulder to cry on!

17 LastFirstSchool AndersPamAaron Cohn JohnsonRoseAllen Elementary KelleyKelliArnold Magnet Academy JenkinsPearlieBaker Middle SnipesLaRaeBlackmon Rd Middle JoinerKyleBlanchard Elem. HallAmeliaBrewer Elementary HeadJodiBritt David Elem. Magnet Academy ThomasSandraCarver RobertsKathrynClubview Elementary HamptonPaulColumbus High SandersTonyaDorothy Height Who is My School Lead Mentor?

18 OdomMarcellaAIM GriffinChristieDavis Elementary WilliamsBurmaDawson Elementary GreeneLindaDimon Elem. Magnet Academy MontjoySandraDouble Churches Elem. WillisMardeenDouble Churches Middle JohnsonClaudetteDowntown Elem. Magnet Academy DannellyGinaEagle Ridge Academy ToelleAmandaEarly College SmithSherriEast Columbus Magnet Academy HaganJulieEddy Middle

19 MillerBethForrest Road Elem. GodfreyMaryFort Service Learning Acad. EstesCarmenFox Elementary CarrickSharonGentian Elem. ThorneJessicaGeorgetown Elementary JordanHeatherHannan JenkinsWendyHardaway SchorrKimJohnson Elemen. HarrisRobertJordan High

20 OsakweMariaKendrick JonesSandyKey Elementary HassanTaliahLonnie Jackson McCardleLindaMathews Elementary MathisDonnaMidland Elementary Academy DowneyIreneMidland Middle RedmondSusanMLK Elementary

21 DoranMarciNorth Columbus Elementary RamseyMary Northside HartMelanieReese Road DennisKathyRichards BeaufordCynthiaRigdon Road Elementary GibsonMichelleRiver Road Elementary MyersMbonyaRothschild Middle School JacobsonAngieShaw

22 GardnerAngelaSouth Columbus Elementary ThomasLaTonyaSpencer CarlilseBethSt. Elmo MarshallDianneSt. Mary's Elementary Magnet Academy RainesJulieVeteran's Memorial Middle WilsonSheilaWaddell Elementary DelvalleTeresaWesley Heights Elementary ThompsonMaryWynnton Elementary Arts Academy

23 Welcome New Teachers and Congratulations on your new job with the Muscogee County School District. Our goal is to guide you to information that you ’ ll need during your first years. Therefore, IF you need any assistance THEN refer to the following charts : You need support with : 1. Curriculum 2. Mentoring 3. Instructional Strategies 4. Technology 5. Special Education 6. Gifted Education 7. English to Speakers of Other Languages ( ESOL ) 8. Student Services 9. Guidance Services 10. Benefits 11. Employment Contact the following : 1. K -12 Curriculum & Instruction, Keith Seifert, Executive Director, 706-748-2133 2. Professional Learning, Christy Nolan, Director, 706-748-2139 3. Chief Regional Officers / Regional Academic Coaches, Terry Baker ( West ), 706- 748-2105; James Wilson ( Central ), 706-748-3279; Dr. Ronald Wiggins ( East ), 706-748-3294 4. Department of Instructional Technology, Jana Reese, Director, 706-748-5485 5. Special Education Department, Mary Lewis, Director, 706-748-2230 6. Angel Cash, Principal, St. Elmo, 706-748-3115 7. Doris Brown, Lead, 706-748- 2120 8. Division of Student Services, Melvin Blackwell, Chief Officer, 706-748-2236 9. Dr. Trikella L. Nelson, Director, 706-748-2226 10. Gail Knight, Manager, 706-748-2149 11. Human Resources Department, Kathy Tessin, Chief Officer, 706.748-2015

24 Our MCSD Professional Learning Department offers FREE professional learning opportunities throughout the year! These high quality, research based opportunities are fabulous ways to stay current in educational trends and grow professionally!

25 1. Go to the MCSD website- MCSDHome.aspx 2. Click the Employee Login tab. (This is the MCSD Intranet.) 3. Click the EmployeeNet tab. 4. You will register the 1 st time to get your username and password. 5. Click the Professional Learning Tab/ Register for Staff Development Class 6. Scroll Down to view PL classes. 7. Choose your PL class and click on the title of the class. 8. Follow the prompts to register!

26 How Do I Check My Transcript? If you are working on your Masters degree or additional credits/PLUs, you can check all transcripts through MCSD EmployeeNet If you have questions, please call or email Leslie Fedde in Professional Learning Fedde.Leslie.C@muscogeeFedde.Leslie.C@muscogee. 706-748-2139

27 We are only a phone call or an email away to help with all of your needs! We know you will need lots of support !

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