OTAGS/New Teacher Induction Program

Co-directed by:

Julie Macdonald, Holten-Richmond Middle School – macdonald@danvers.org

Cynthia Grady, Smith Elementary School – cynthiagrady@danvers.org

Mary Franz, Holten-Richmond Middle School – maryfranz@danvers.org

David Buckhoff, Danvers High School – davidbuckhoff@danvers.org

OFF TO A GREAT START

The New Teacher Induction Program offered by the Danvers Public Schools

Off to a Great Start (OTAGS), Danvers Public Schools’ new teacher induction program, is designed specifically to acclimate new teachers to the challenges, successes and nuances of teaching in the Danvers Public Schools. It provides a forum for new teachers to participate in a year-long professional learning community.
Participation in the program satisfies the Department of Education requirement for an initial induction program.

Each seminar is taught by a member of the district’s teacher or administrative staff. The topics have been chosen for maximum impact to increase effectiveness and efficiency while working with students and one another.

It is the district’s hope that new teachers will continue to grow as professionals as a result of Off to a Great Start and all of the systemic and building-based support made available.