Wayne Highlands has new teachers

By BOB JENNINGS
Posted 8/24/21

HONESDALE, PA — With orientation now under their belt, 15 new teachers are ready for a new school year at the Wayne Highlands School District. The orientation is a vital part of the teacher …

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HONESDALE, PA — With orientation now under their belt, 15 new teachers are ready for a new school year at the Wayne Highlands School District. The orientation is a vital part of the teacher induction program, assistant superintendent Timothy Morgan said.

In that program, the district provides professional support through mentoring for teachers in their first and second year. New teachers are paired with experienced mentor teachers who volunteer in their grade level or content area.

The purpose of the August 18 orientation was to explain the educational philosophies, policies, and methods the new teachers will need in providing an exemplary educational program.

Superintendent Gregory Frigoletto, Wayne Highlands Education Association member Elliot Zackoski, Director of Special Education Amanda Kerna, Assistant Director of Special Education Erika Cavanaugh, and District Technology Supervisor Scott Miller also participated in the day.

The new teachers and their assignments are:

  • Jessie DiPuma, special education, Wayne Highlands Middle School
  • Ashley Flederbach, speech and language pathologist, Stourbridge Primary Center, early intervention, Preston Area School
  • Jalenna Gibbs, special education, Damascus School
  • Anton Gilpin, metal technology, Honesdale High School
  • Katie Kingston, special education life skills, Stourbridge Primary Center
  • Amy Kuta, special education emotional support, Wayne Highlands Middle School
  • Brian McCormack, special education, Honesdale High School
  • Benjamin Monahan, math, Wayne Highlands Middle School
  • Gabrielle Pranzo, third grade, Preston Area School
  • Pat Radice, special education, Preston Area School
  • Alyvea Rawlins, special education and social studies, Preston Area School
  • Madeline Spinelli, fourth/fifth grade, Preston Area School
  • Myranda Strada, special education, Damascus School
  • Emily Watral, special education, partial hospitalization/emotional support-mid level, Wayne Highlands Middle School
  • Carley Zielinski, Special Education, Lakeside Elementary

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