The start of every school year brings excitement and new faces, and this year in Aurora Public Schools is no different. For the 2019-20 school year, our district is welcoming nearly 500 new staff members to our Aurora family.
APS kicked off its new educator orientation this week with a welcome from district leadership, an information session on district culture and an opportunity to meet and engage with fellow coworkers.
The new staff that participated in the orientation, which includes not only teachers but also mental health professionals and more, gathered together at Vista PEAK Preparatory to begin a new chapter in their careers. Some are new to the district but have a rich background in education, while others are fresh out of college and excited to begin their first year as budding educators.
“I really wanted to join APS because of its diversity and how student-focused it is,” said Kevin Wright, a new teacher eager to open his classroom door to Rangeview High School students. “I am looking forward to working with like-minded educators who prioritize the students’ needs above all else.”
Cornella Harrison, a new teacher at Fulton Academy of Excellence, added, “I was drawn to APS because of the strides and growth it has made over the last several years in terms of student success.”