New Teacher Induction focuses on continuous improvement

Fayette County Public Schools hosted its annual New Teacher Induction Program for three days of professional learning. 

A fresh batch of faces are ready to lead our students to excellence. Fayette County Public Schools hosted its annual New Teacher Induction Program, bringing together teachers new to the system with veteran leaders and curriculum experts for three days of professional learning.

The seminar kicked off with inspiration from key speakers, including Board of Education Chairman Roy Rabold and reigning Fayette County Teacher of the Year Christy Todd.

Matthew Little, a rising senior at Starr’s Mill, recalled the influence of his elementary school speech teacher that sparked a passion for speaking and communicating.

“You hold power to ignite a lifelong passion for learning or, conversely, to deter your students from pursuing their dreams,” he said. “I have no doubt that you all will be the teachers that inspire and cultivate your students.”

Superintendent Dr. Jonathan Patterson challenged them to lead the school system that he called one of the finest in the nation to even higher heights.

“We want to be even better, and it’s the people in this room that impact students more than anyone.”

He encouraged them to take ownership of the school system and focus on improving daily. Most of all, he wants them to find the joy in what they do.

“Teaching should be fun.”

Dr. Patterson closed his opening remarks with warmth.

“We are excited to have you here,” he said. “Welcome home.”