Back to school meetings have started, and for new teachers, that means an extra couple of days to get acclimated to their new district and some training too. I had the privilege to attend both Putnam City and Ponca City new teacher events. (the photo is from Ponca City)
It is always great to see excited faces in the new teacher ranks of those just beginning their careers. I believe they are entering the best profession because of the relationships they build during their tenure. Those relationships are based around kids successes and challenges creating bonds that will last a life time.
Sharing the vision, mission and core values with our new teachers is a great way for them to understand what the OEA is all about. The HOPE campaign also falls under our values too and new teachers can and will see the organization in action as we garner signatures for the ballot initiative.