Caroline welcomed approximately 30 new teachers for 2020-2021 school year. Their introduction to CCPS began with a breakfast on August 24, where they heard remarks from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Patricia Saelens, Board of Education President Kathy Dill, Assistant Superintendent of Administrative Services Milton Nagel, Administrators & Supervisors Association President A.J. Angeloni, and Caroline County Education Association President Amy Anderson. Each building principal had the honor of introducing their new staff members individually at the gathering.
Caroline County Commissioners President Larry Porter, Sheriff Randy Bounds, and many CCPS supervisors of instruction shared a warm welcome by video. Following the breakfast, teachers spent two orientation days with various CCPS departments and their individual schools.
In her remarks to new teachers, Dr. Saelens stated that, “Despite this unusual and challenging year, nothing changes the fact that we will still do things the Caroline Way, as a family supported by our community.” She stressed the tradition of collaboration with all partners such as the county commissioners, law enforcement, the health community, and the public library, and shared that in all decisions, the first consideration is the best interest of our students. “This will be a difficult year but we are going to be fine. Think about the Caroline Way and reach out when you need help,” Dr. Saelens said. “Your success is our success.”
Photos from the various events can be found on CCPS’s Flickr page.