Farmingdale Schools is delighted to welcome thirty newly-appointed teachers to the district!

Today was the start of a three-day New Teacher Institute—hosted at Weldon E. Howitt Middle School.

The institute—led by Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning Dr. Joan Ripley—provides new teachers with the opportunity to meet key staff, and learn about a range of topics, from school culture and curriculum standards, to safety and digital technology in the classroom.

Dr. Ripley led the group on a school bus tour that began with a ride down Farmingdale’s Main Street. From there they traveled to every school in the district, and were given a brief orientation from building principals. When they returned to Howitt in the afternoon, they received a warm welcome from Superintendent of Schools Paul Defendini and Assistant Superintendent Glen Zakian, who shared words of wisdom and inspiration for the coming school year!