Board gets report on mentoring program
The Washington County Board of Education received a report during a Tuesday evening meeting about the school system's new teacher academy and mentoring program.
The academy took place for about six days over the summer, and more than 180 educators new to teaching or new to teaching in the county took part in the program, according to the presentation.
The teachers developed methods to establish classroom expectations, studied curriculum strategies and built a support system, officials said.
Four teachers who participated in the academy spoke during the presentation, and all said they had a positive experience at the academy and with the mentoring program. Those teachers were Jonathan Hibbert of Western Heights Middle School; Justin Burnett of South Hagerstown High School; Tanya Cole of Lincolnshire Elementary; and Carly Pumphrey of Winter Street Elementary.
Maintenance plan for fiscal 2008 approved
The Washington County Board of Education voted unanimously Tuesday night to approve a maintenance plan for the school system for fiscal year 2008.