New High School Teachers Arrive
On Monday, August 9, 2021, 30 new faculty members arrived at the Landmark High School campus to begin our Teacher Residency Program, the first phase of which is three intensive weeks of on-site training. We are thrilled to welcome this cohort of new teachers to our community, celebrate a healthy enrollment, and a staff comparable in size to our pre-COVID days.
Our new high school faculty members are a diverse group of educators representing lifelong teachers and even some second-career professionals eager to absorb and then deliver the Landmark method. During their training, they will be in full-time classes and workshops on topics such as "Context of Reading & Reading Instruction at Landmark" and "Practical Strategies and Resources for Tutorial" to "Metacognition, Internal Language & Comprehension." They will additionally be receiving special training on the School’s evolving COVID-19 health-and-safety protocols.
There was social time built into the training so new teachers could get to know each other as well as veteran faculty. A scavenger hunt on the North Shore helped to familiarize new faculty with the area.
“I am really excited about the year and this stellar group of educators who we are introducing to Landmark School and our approach. Everyone is incredibly engaged and the training sessions have been going well. Students will be arriving before we know it, and I know they will benefit greatly from the talents and dedication of these new teachers," said Scott Jamieson, director of faculty recruiting.