Welcome to New Teacher Support
Whether new to the profession or new to our district, every new Richmond Public School teacher becomes an integral part of our team. RPS is devoted to helping all teachers develop effective instructional practices, to meet the challenges of diverse student learning needs, and to reach their own potential as education professionals. Within a learning community of administrators, mentors, and colleagues, new teachers can come here to find the resources needed to make their first years with RPS productive and successful.
New Teacher Shout Outs!
RPS New Teacher “Bright Spot” Shout Outs
Hananiah Smith, Blackwell Elementary School- Kindergarten Teacher
Ms. Smith is a team player that has embraced the new curriculum in Reading and Math. She creates student centered engaging lessons utilizing the various platforms to support her kindergarteners’ understanding. She models expectations and holds her students accountable for learning. Ms. Smith shares her technology skills and understanding of the curriculum with her colleagues to build their capacity and understanding. We are happy she selected James H. Blackwell Elementary School.
Julie Taylor, Thomas Jefferson High School/RTC- Biology/Anatomy/Physiology Teacher
STEM students in Ms. Julie Taylor's Anatomy and Physiology class apply their learning in many creative ways each week. For example, creating a travel brochure that outlines the path a nerve impulse takes throughout the nervous system; creating a "life-sized" outline of the structures of the endocrine system; using a menu from a local restaurant to create a meal that targets each taste buds area. RTC and the Governor's CTE Academy for STEM are proud to have Ms. Taylor as part of the team!
Professional Development Opportunities