Last week, Halifax County Public Schools welcomed 36 new teachers.
The beginner/new teacher orientation was held in the library at the Halifax County Middle School on Thursday.
Sandra Coleman, vice-chairman of the Halifax County School Board, welcomed all.
Valdivia Hall, assistant superintendent, introduced the new employees.
Superintendent Dr. Mark Lineburg greeted all and shared words of encouragement.
Break out sessions were held during the morning.
Director of special education Martha Brizendine led discussion on professional dress understanding IEPs, or individualized education plans, and 504s.
Director of technology and testing Dr. Jeanie Hawks presented information on technology and school safety.
Director of elementary education and professional development Lisa Long led a session “Successful Tips for New Teachers.”
Following lunch, elementary principals Kacey Whitt and Katy Pool, led professional development on student engagement to new elementary teachers and secondary principals, Dawn Miller, Frank Shealy and Michael Lewis, presented to their new teachers on the same topic.
On Friday, new employees worked with their mentors in their classroom.
“Our division is excited to have these educators to join our team,” said Long.