Trevecca Nazarene University

300 new Metro teachers on campus

Approximately 300 new and new to Metro Nashville teachers are on campus this week for a teacher introduction program.

This event is the first part of a new teacher introduction program which will be built on throughout this year, with specific professional development required within the first three years. Metro will hire over 500 new teachers this year. More than 300 will participate in this first session which is put on by Metro schools’ professional development department, of which Lenna Allen is the director.

Through large group and small group sessions, new teachers will focus topics like district policies and procedures, discipline procedures, hands-on activities, and understanding poverty.

New to metro teacher Yaschia Dillard, who has taught three and a half years physical education employed with another school district, was thrilled with the activities of the first day. “This event has been timely and right on schedule. I appreciate the hands on approach and look to take back many of the elements to my classroom,” said Dillard. “I can’t wait to get started.”

This is the first year Trevecca has been able to provide a home for this event, as teachers are able to meet and have lunch in the University’s newest facility the Boone Business Building.

The group is meeting July 24-26 from 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.