Anne Arundel County Public Schools Superintendent Kevin M. Maxwell spoke with Patch about the educational and economic challenges facing educators in 2011.
More than 300 new Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) teachers are gearing up for the 2011-2012 academic year. On Monday, AACPS Superintendent Kevin M. Maxwell addressed new teachers at Arundel High School. Dr. Maxwell said there are two major challenges he wants teachers to focus on this year: AACPS will hold a Back-to-School Expo on Saturday, Aug. 13, from 9 a.m. to noon. According to the school system’s website, AACPS employees will conduct learning activities and distribute backpacks and school supplies to students.
The 11th annual “The Right Start” new teacher orientation welcomed 300 hires this week. More teachers and staff are expected to be added before the start of the school year.
More than 300 new teachers are joining Anne Arundel County Public Schools and many of them kicked off the school year at the 11th annual “The Right Start” new teacher orientation Monday at Arundel High School. VIDEO: New teachers and AACPS leaders talk about gearing up for the upcoming academic year. Professional Growth and Development Director Andrea Zamora said “The Right Start” program stemmed from the “B.E.S.T.: Beginning Educator Support Teachers” program in the early 2000s. “Teachers helping teachers has improved our teacher retention,” Zamora said. According to Zamora, AACPS new teacher retention levels are high for first-, second- and third-year educators in the system. New Teacher Support Manager Andrea Mucci said there are more …