CCSD Welcomes New Teachers!
On Tuesday, August 3, 2010, Charleston County School District (CCSD) held the opening day of the Teacher Induction and Preparation Support (TIPS) program TIPS 101 at West Ashley High School.
Representatives from the district, community organizations, and local businesses throughout the county were on-hand to welcome over 150 new CCSD educators. Partners included Riverland Woods Apartments, Ward Services, Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union and State Credit Union, Carolina One Real Estate, Pultey (Centex) Homes, and the Mayor's Office for Children Youth and Families.
CCSD’s Office of Teacher Employment initiated the four-day event with an energetic presentation about living and teaching in Charleston. Superintendent Dr. Nancy J. McGinley followed up by sharing anecdotes from her teaching career, bestowing words of wisdom on the new teachers and empowering them to be the best they can be.
Recognizing that beginning educators often face tremendous challenges at the start of their careers, CCSD’s Office of Teacher Employment designed TIPS as a year-round program which complements the guidance provided by school-based and learning community leaders. TIPS offers a heightened sense of job satisfaction and allows new teachers the opportunity to build relationships with their peers. Throughout the program, CCSD works to ensure that beginning educators gain self-confidence and feel supported while accessing the tools they need to be successful and effective in the classroom.
To learn more about TIPS and other supports offered to first-year teachers, please contact the Office of Teacher Employment via email or at (843) 937-6572.