14 new NGPS teachers inducted into the profession!
Posted on May 11, 2018
Fourteen Northern Gateway teachers were officially welcomed into the profession last night following the near completion of their first year of teaching. Each year in NGPS, first year teachers, and teachers who are new to the province, are officially and jointly inducted into the profession by the Alberta Teachers' Association (ATA) alongside their NGPS trustees, colleagues and mentors.
Mark Ramsankar, past President of the Alberta Teachers' Association and Robert Twerdoclib, ATA District Rep joined ATA Local President, Katrina Zack and NGPS Administrators, Leadership and colleagues in celebrating inductees.
I want to congratulate you on becoming a teacher. Each day, parents send you their very best. You are part of one of the most respected professions in the province. No matter where you go, whether it is on your personal time, family vacation or during a school day, you are a teacher. The public believes in you and so too do the parents in your communities.
- Mark Ramsankar, past President, Alberta Teachers' Association
The evening is a special one for NGPS. Each inductee is introduced by their school principal who shares a few words about their new teacher(s) and their contribution to their school community.
NGPS Board Chair Judy Muir and Superintendent of Schools, Kevin Andrea, each brought greetings to the inductees, reflecting on the significance of the first year of teaching, the role of the teacher in the classroom and the relationships they will build with students, their communities and their colleagues, in support of students and learning.
Inductees took their oath in the company and spirit of the NGPS community. Congratulations teachers!