New year, new teachers start at LPS

Nervous smiles and excited voices as anxious feet bound off the yellow school bus... it’s the first day of school, not for students but new teachers at Lincoln Public Schools.

Approximately 400 new teachers along with their principals filled the conference room at the Cornhusker Marriott for orientation as they were greeted by Board of Education President Lanny Boswell.

“Great things are happening in Lincoln Public Schools. More great things are on the way. You are joining a growing, innovative, student-focused, community supported school district, and I am so glad you are here,” said Boswell.

Superintendent Steve Joel informed teachers they were part of a unique district that focuses on the important things like student success and positive student outcomes. They are also now part of a district that has a partnership with the city of Lincoln.

“That partnership is the importance of public education to a community that’s very diverse, progressive and dynamic and growing at an unbelievable rate. That dynamic is very exciting for a school district.”

The day long training included such topics as continuous improvement, classroom management, and student safety. The new teachers will continue professional development in their content areas throughout the week.

Published: July 31, 2017, Updated: July 31, 2017