July 12, 2024

Seekonk Public Schools Hosts New Hires Orientation Ahead of 2023-24 School Year

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Seekonk — Ahead of students' return to school, Superintendent Rebecca Kidwell is pleased to announce that Seekonk Public Schools hosted its New Hire Orientation last week.

During Aug. 21-22, Seekonk school officials welcomed 12 out of its 13 new hires to the Seekonk community as part of their orientation at the Hurley Middle School.

New hires include:
• Isabel Given - Aitken Elementary School Special Education
• Margaret Hack - Hurley Middle School Special Education
• Danielle MacKenney - Martin Elementary School Visual Arts
• Daniel Snizek - Seekonk High School Band
• David Flaxman - Hurley Middle School Spanish
• John Doorley - Seekonk High School Biology
• Kaya Flanagan - Aitken Elementary School Grade Three
• Felicia Sollitto - Aitken Elementary School Special Education
• Taylor Dudley - Aitken Elementary School Technology
• Madison Rodgers - Martin Elementary School Grade Two
• Miranda Laughlin - Martin Elementary School Library
• Meredith Rockett - Martin Elementary School Kindergarten
• Timarie Malo - Hurley Middle School Library/Media
"I am so proud to welcome these faculty members to the Seekonk team," said Superintendent Kidwell. "Our interview teams and building administrators have done a skillful job of identifying those who will be positive contributors to our district's culture. We are lucky to spend these two days with them, and I commend Assistant Superintendent Zachary Waddicor for organizing their introduction to the district."

During the orientation, new hires met with Central Office administrators including Superintendent Kidwell, Assistant Superintendent of Teaching and Learning Waddicor, School Business Administrator Dr. Ryan McGee, Director of Student Service George Kelleher, and Director of Technology and Digital Learning Trisha Leary.

Over the course of the two days, new hires discussed an array of topics relating to the school district, including its Strategy for Success and Vision of Student Success (Vision of a Graduate) and took part in technology integration and team-building exercises.

While discussing the District Strategy for Student Success, which is also known as the District Improvement Plan, new hires learned about the district's current vision through 2026 and how their positions contribute to that vision.

Attendees were also given access to various district software accounts to help them get acclimated to the instructional tools the district provides through technology.

“New Hire Orientation truthfully is one of my favorite events of the school year. This year’s class of new hires are fantastic educators: some veterans in the field and some new to the profession," said Assistant Superintendent Waddicor. "As always, we are extremely excited to welcome back Seekonk Public Schools graduates to now serve in the profession alongside us.”

The district is very excited to welcome all faculty back on Tuesday, Aug. 29.

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