MCSD New Teacher Information Handbook. Muscogee county school district Columbus, Georgia. MISSION
Muscogee county school district
Christy Nolan, Director
From the MCSD homepage, go to MCSD Staff
Portal and click on Academics->Professional Learning.
We have many resources for your use on our website! Begin with the links on the PL page! There are lots of fabulous things for your classroom!
New Teacher Information
On the Website
How Do I Get There?
MCSD Home page go to :
MCSD Staff Portal
New Teacher Handbook
What is an Induction Teacher?
All new induction teachers (0-3 years) in Muscogee County need to attend 5 Best Practices Workshops during the first year of work. Most of them are offered in the classrooms of some of our best teachers. You will gain from listening to what they are teaching as well as how their rooms are set up.
Induction teachers also need to attend the Professional Learning Course, Managing the Classroom Effectively,during the first 3 years of employment in Muscogee County. This class is offered for Elementary, Middle and High School teachers several times during the year.
The system mentors are here to help you in any way!
Our offices are the second floor of the Public Education Center, 2960 Macon Road, Columbus, GA 31906.
You may also contact us by phone, FAX, or email.
FAX - 706-748-2091
Public Education Center
2960 Macon Road
Columbus, Georgia 31906
For General Information: 706-748-2000
Who Is My System Mentor?
Angie Blackstock- Academic Success, Ann Elizabeth Sheppard Home, Arnold, Baker, Blackmon Road, Double Churches Middle, Downtown Elementary, East Columbus, Eddy, Midland Middle, Rose Hill, Rothschild, Veterans Middle, Woodall
Becky Jones-Claiborne-Carver, Columbus High, Early College Academy, Hardaway, Jordan, Kendrick, Northside, Richards Middle, Shaw, Spencer
Betsy Glisson- Blanchard, Brewer, Britt David, Davis, Eagle Ridge, Fort Middle, Georgetown, Hannan, Johnson, Key, Lonnie Jackson, Mathews, Midland Academy, South Columbus, Wynnton
Debby Whatley- Allen, Clubview, Cusseta Road, Dawson, Double Churches Elementary, Dimon, Forrest Road, Fox, Gentian, MLK, Muscogee, North Columbus, Reese Road, Rigdon Road, River Road, St. Elmo, St. Mary’s, Waddell, Wesley Heights
Contact Information for your System Mentor
How Can My Mentor
Coaching and Guiding
Learning School Culture
Standards and Frameworks
Best Practice Strategies
Relationships with parents and communities
Developing strategies for differentiating instruction for gifted, at-risk and special needs students
Shoulder to cry on!
In addition to a System Mentor and a Lead Mentor for each school, all new teachers will also be assigned a mentor in their building to help with specific needs.
These mentors will be assigned during pre-planning! If you are not assigned a school mentor by the first week of school, please contact your system mentor or Lead Mentor as soon as possible!
Who Is My School's
LAST FIRST SCHOOL
FREE Professional Development
Our MCSD Professional Learning Department offers FREE professional learning opportunities throughout the year! These high quality, research based opportunities are fabulous ways to stay current in educational trends and grow professionally!
Teacher Leader Academy
Best Practice Workshops
New Teacher Orientation
How Do I Register for
Best Practice Workshops?
1. Go to the MCSD website- http://www.muscogee.k12.ga.us/Pages/MCSDHome.aspx
2. Click the Employee Login tab. (This is the MCSD Intranet.)
3. Click the EmployeeNet tab.
4. Type in your username and login (same as email)
5. Click the Professional Learning Tab/ Register for Staff Development Class
6. Scroll Down and click C. Best Practices Workshops to view the list of 2012-2013 workshops.
7. Choose your workshop and click on the title of the workshop.
8. Follow the prompts to register!
If you are working on your Masters degree or additional credits/PLUs, you can check all transcripts through MCSD EmployeeNet
If you have questions, please call or email Leslie Fedde in Professional Learning
We know you will need lots of support !
We are only a phone call or an email away to help with all of your needs!
The Professional Learning Department is here
We are glad
you are here!