|Welcome to the Hive!|
|They're Teachers, They're Spouses, They're Listening!|
Keith and Christina Jeffcoat are 'tuned in' during the first session.
|New-to-the-District Teachers Elizabeth Clark and Darius Hopkins inspired us when they|
shared their perspective coming into Huntsville ISD through the previous week's New Teacher Academy.
|Amy Mayer, Director of District Initiatives & Staff Development, listens to the new teachers share.|
It all began in the auditorium first thing on Wednesday, August 20th. Amy Mayer, Director of District Initiatives and Staff Development, hosted this first session with all teaching staff.
|A scene from the BTS video, where Sonny Cruse sings his breakout hit, "Back this Fall." |
Our Interim Superintendent is not just a pretty face! He's got a pretty voice, too!
Amy introduced special speakers, a surprise serenading performance from Huntsville High's Glee and the annual Back to School Video (starring some of the finest acting, song and dance stylings that you will see in all of
|Why does HHS's Glee serenade our teachers? Well, because they are "Happpppppyyyy!!!!"|
L-R Chris George, Alyx Cousins, Colton Hoover and Kaleigh Ambrose.
|Marjetta Spriggs, Executive Director of Curriculum & Instruction, shares her story to a packed house|
However, she took Interim Superintendent Sonny Cruse's message of "Sharing Our Story" to heart and movingly told the packed house of her journey. She shared her struggles and the ultimate success of her education. And, she underlined the importance of the impact that one person can make in a child's life. In her case, it was the teacher that believed in her and that insisted Marjetta believe in herself.
|Let's get it on! Huntsville High's Bobby Connor and David Sheffield are ready to learn.|
Afterwards, teachers then split up and attended workshops they had signed up for earlier via preregistration. By the way, although there were mandatory training workshops, teachers were able to choose a portion of their conference itinerary.
|ESC6 Folks Step in to Lend a Helping Hand: |
L-R Back Row: ESC6's Cathy Moak (in black), HISD iTech Ruth Hutchinson,
HISD iTech Karen Paschal & ESC6's Erika Tijerina
Front Row: HISD's iTech Melissa Thornton and ESC6's Melissa McClatchy
|District Behavior Coordinator Jeri Johnsen leads a highly interactive training in the Commons.|
Most noteworthy of all the workshop leaders would have to be the teachers themselves. We were able to tap the expertise and experience of many of our own teaching staff to lead and teach their fellow Hornets.
|Let Ruth take you on a tour of Gradebook.|
|Samuel Houston's Barry Nichols poses in front of his teams creation.|
|Brooke Burns is having fun "Making and Taking" |
in the (you guessed it!)"Make and Take" Session
|A Packed House! All of the signs were made by the Cheer Team! |
Let's hear it for the teachers!! And the Cheer Team!!! (Thank you!!!)
|Todd Maupin takes a break from all this learning!|
|Excel Center Represent! Jim Pitts (Left) shares a table with dynamic duo, husband and wife Amy and Micah Gilcrease.|
|Judy Emmett of Promoting Our Potential.|
|Mance Park's Coach Michael Walker and (in background) Mandy Hysmith are all ears.|