New Teachers Prepare for Opening of Schools

Posted: August 9, 2022

This week, 223 teachers new to Newport News Public Schools begin their school year with training, information sessions and other opportunities to prepare themselves for a successful school year.

This is the first time new teachers have attended in-person orientation and training since 2019. During the pandemic, new teachers in 2020 and 2021 attended virtual gatherings.

Between preparing their classrooms for the opening of school, new teachers will learn about their curriculum, the technology they'll use, and the support and resources available to them.

On Thursday, new teachers will meet with Dr. George Parker, Superintendent of Schools, and learn more about the school system they've joined.

Long term substitutes will also participate in orientation activities.

"We are grateful for these new hires, and we commend them for their willingness to step up and serve," said Catherine Westphal, supervisor of employment services for NNPS.

Teaching vacancies still exist. Those interested in employment in Newport News Public Schools may find out more and apply online at