Coweta schools welcome 101 new teachers at breakfast

by Celia Shortt

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Canongate Elementary School Principal Julie Lutz (on right) introduces Ruthie Prost, the new Pre-K teacher, at Tuesday's welcoming ceremony for new Coweta County teachers.

With the start of the 2013-14 school year on Aug. 6, the Coweta County School System held a breakfast to welcome its new teachers.

This year, 101 new teachers will be part of the Coweta County School System.

'It's mostly because of retirements,' said Dean Jackson, public information officer for the Coweta County School System.

'We'll have to get into the school year to see if there is any growth that warrants more teachers.'

Lisa Hearn, a new teacher at Arnall Middle School, expressed her feelings for the new school year.

'I'm excited about my year and looking forward to inspiring young minds,' she said.

Hearn will be teaching sixth grade social studies.

Coweta School System Superintendent Dr. Steve Barker welcomed the new teachers and expressed his excitement for them and their place in the school system.

'The people of Coweta County are special,' he said. 'This is a special place. It is a community that rallies around education. You will have everyone working around a common goal. I'm encouraged by what I see in front of me today.'

Dr. Barker also gave them some advice as they start the 2013-14 school year.

'Prepare for what you know is coming and what you may not expect, and welcome to Coweta County. It's an exciting time,' he said.

After being welcomed, the teachers and staff enjoyed a continental breakfast before learning more on the school system, its mission, vision and curriculum goals. Once completed, the teachers went to their schools for orientation.

The school year in Coweta County starts on Tuesday.



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