By Daniel Brunty
Winston County Journal
The Louisville Municipal School District held its New Teacher Orientation Program this past Thursday, July 24 at the Central Office
After enjoying a breakfast sponsored and provided by BancorpSouth of Louisville, LMSD Superintendent Ken McMullan opened a program with a welcome thanking all the teachers and staff for being a part of their great school district. McMullan also asked everyone to remember the victims of the April 28 storms, and how now it was more important than ever to do business locally to support the tax base of the community.
Next, McMullan introduced BancorpSouth President Kyle Curran. Curran reiterated the sentiments of McMullan by encouraging all to be a part of the recovery process regarding the April 28 storms. He especially mentioned student recovery regarding children who had been affected by the storms, and how the community needs to reach out and play a vital role in promoting recovery.
After remarks by Curran, a video sponsored by Walmart in Louisville was presented entitled “Thanks to Teachers.”
After the video, Louisville Alderman Gwenita Mays gave a presentation to the LMSD on behalf of Walmart, followed by an Introduction to Local Business by Bullock Toyota owner Terry Bullock. Bullock encouraged all to support all the local businesses in Louisville as well as in the county.
Following Bullock, McMullan introduced the staff of the Central Office, as well as remarks from him. McMullan informed the teachers that once a month the school district will hold a staff development meeting.
Also, to assist the new teachers, McMullan stated that each new teacher will be assigned a mentor (a teacher with relative experience) to help them adjust to the school and its processes.
Speaking next was LMSD Payroll Clerk Stacy Vanlandingham, who informed the new teachers of the New Employee information that they would need to know.
LMSD Administrative Assistant Sheila Fulton reviewed Contracts and Renewal of License with the new teachers, followed by Dr. Nola Bryant explaining the Substitute Teacher Folder to them.
Dir. of Curriculum and Personnel Penny Hill was the last to present, as she detailed New Teacher Training to the newcomers.
After all the presentations, the floor was open to any questions.