“We are ‘Kids First’ in every decision we make. Right after that is you: our employees. We say we are a family here at KISD. Welcome to the family.”
Superintendent Mark Foust welcomed around 40 new teachers to the district during a two-day New Teacher Academy held earlier this week.
The training offers teachers who are new to the district the opportunity to get acquainted with the district’s goals and vision before the start of the new school year.
Dr. Foust introduced teachers to the district’s Profile of a Graduate, Instructional Standards, Profile of a Leader and Profile of a Teacher.
“I hope you are excited to be in an organization that wants to continuously get better,” Dr. Foust said. “We are about working together and collaborating to do what’s best for children.”
Tivy High School Principal Shelby Balser elaborated on the Profile of a Graduate and the impact teachers have on students from Kindergarten through graduation.
Board of Trustees President Curtis Finley welcomed the group to the district.
Kerrville Public School Foundation Executive Director Evelyn Nelson explained the opportunities available to teachers through the foundation, such as Instant Impact grants, which disburses funds to teachers to use for supplies and projects in their classrooms.
“We are so excited for this school year,” said KPSF Board Member DeeAnn Foley. “It will be an adventure, but you are in good hands.”