Welcome New Teachers!

Northside Independent School District would like to extend a warm welcome to all new teachers joining us for the 2020-2021 school year. Whether you are new to the district or new to teaching, Northside is committed to supporting our new teachers. Our goal is to position you for success in the classroom.

New Teacher Academy Schedule

Monday, August 10th

8:00-11:30 - Welcome and Campus Orientation

You will begin New Teacher Academy with a face-to-face session at your home campus. In addition to your campus orientation, at the session you will be issued and trained on your district-issued technology device. The remainder of our New Teacher Academy sessions will be held virtually. Information on how to access the virtual sessions will be covered during the campus session.

11:30-1:00 - Lunch Break

Over your lunch break you will travel to your home or a remote location for the remainder of New Teacher Academy.

1:00-3:30 - Superintendent’s Address and Special Education the Northside Way

Your afternoon will begin with a virtual welcome address from our Superintendent, Dr. Brian Woods. This will be followed by a required virtual Special Education the Northside Way session for all teachers.

Tuesday, August 11th

8:00-11:30 - Curriculum & Instruction Welcome and Content Sessions

Your morning will begin with a virtual welcome address from our Assistant Superintendents for Curriculum & Instruction. This will be followed by a virtual session led by your specific content specialists and/or directors.

ALE/AU, BMC, Speech/SLP, and ECSC/ECC Special Education Teachers will continue with their content sessions in the afternoon from 1:00-3:30.

11:30-1:00 - Lunch Break

1:00-3:30 - First Year Teachers Setting Up Your Classroom Culture

For first-year teachers, your afternoon will consist of a virtual Setting Up Your Classroom Culture session including Q&A time with veteran NISD teachers. Veteran new-to-Northside teachers are not required to attend this session.

Questions? Please contact:

Elementary New Teacher Academy Coordinator
Katie Bazzani - katie.bazzani@nisd.net

Secondary New Teacher Academy Coordinator
Arden McLean - arden.mclean@nisd.net