About NEO 2021

New Educator Orientation (NEO) is the kick-off event of the HCPSS Teacher Induction Program. This event is for new hires, including those with experience, who are all strongly encouraged to attend. NEO will be held at Marriotts Ridge High School.

Event Details:

Masks will be required in all indoor spaces at Marriotts Ridge HS for the NEO event. Please bring a mask. HCPSS health and safety updates for the 2021-22 school year can be found online.

August 11th: (8:00 - 3:30 - Fully Virtual) All new special education, related service providers, and support teachers are expected to attend. Details will be shared with new hires by Department of Special Education staff. These designated staff groups should also register for the Aug 16th-18th event.

Registration link: August 11th - Special Education Staff Only

August 16-18th (8:00 - 3:30 - Fully In-Person) All newly hired teachers (general, special and alternative education), related service providers and support teachers, school counselors, school psychologists, social workers, mental health therapists, as well as GT Resource and Instructional Technology teachers new to the position are expected to attend.

Registration Link: August 16th - 18th - All General and Special Education Staff

Download or view the New Educator Orientation Program

View the schedule at-a-glance here.

Attendees will receive a daily $50 stipend for attending.

At New Educator Orientation (NEO), new hires will:

  • Begin to establish positive relationships with HCPSS staff who provide support / resources
  • Deepen understanding of effective strategies for creating a positive classroom environment and establishing positive relationships with students
  • Identify and engage in best practices for their program area
  • Become aware of the HCPSS commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

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