New teachers welcomed for 2015-16 school year

Starting from left back: Jenna Greco (Pre-K at George Washington School), Deirdre Bland (Special Education at Eleanor Van Gelder School), Alicia Max (Reading Specialist at EVG), Elba Rodriguez (World Language at GW and EVG), Sheila Daley (Child Study Team at GW and EVG), Meredith Gavzy (1st Grade at GW), Amber Casey (Special Education at GW), Naomi Blank (6th Grade English at EVG), Danny Conde (Music at GW). Starting from left front: Kimberly Tansey (4th Grade at EVG), Lori Rattner-Raisch (Art at EVG), Katherine Philip (3rd Grade at EVG), Dimitrios Nannas (Physical Education at GW) Not in photo are: Samantha Barragan (Pre-K at GW) and Monica Zamora (4th Grade at EVG)

By Douglas E. Hall

As the school system was about to open on Sept. 3 to begin the new school year, new teachers had a busy orientation day on Aug. 26, which began with a meet and greet breakfast provided by Doug Langer of AXA Equitable.  This was followed by an ice breaker and overview of the school system’s mentoring program and fees presented by Karen Husser, Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction.  Next was an overview of teacher handbook and crisis management plan presented by Chris Kirkby, George Washington School principal and Raul Sandoval, Eleanor Van Gelder principal.

Sharon Carbonaro and Melissa Avgerinos, Edgewater Education Association Co-President extended a welcome on behalf of the EEA.

Email, Genesis, ID cards, and Schoolwires Training was provided at the Media Center by Henry Arcilla, District Technology Coordinator.  Eileen Doyle, Executive Assistant to the Superintendent provided Aesop Training

A narrated bus tour of the borough was provided by Tom Quinton, Edgewater Board of Education president & Cheryl Iafelice, district transportation coordinator.  Lunch was then served at the River Palm which was provided by Edgewater Education Foundation.

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