Hundreds of new and returning teachers descended on Park Vista Community High School for TeacherFest last Friday for an exciting, full day of orientation and learning.
The teachers were greeted with an actual red carpet, flanked on each side by energetic students and cheerleaders waving pom poms. A drum line and marching band added to the celebratory atmosphere.
The teachers kicked off their day in an opening session with Superintendent Robert Avossa and other District leaders. “Thank you so much for making the right choice and joining a winning team,” Dr. Avossa said as he welcomed attendees and shared his experiences as a former teacher and principal.
Following the opening event, the teachers participated in several informative breakout sessions, covering topics including “Building Relationships with Students,” “Designing Digital Learning Experiences,” and “Growing Strong Toward Cultural Proficiency.” After a whirlwind of activity and professional connections, all of the planning and preparation paid off for the teachers, who walked away from TeacherFest inspired and ready for the upcoming school year.
“I’m excited to be here since [Palm Beach County] is one of the top school districts in the country,” said Sarah Munger, a Special Education teacher at Emerald Cove Middle School in Wellington. “It’s awesome that we get such a huge welcome, it’s so great that the District goes all out like this for teachers.”
Special thanks to the following companies that generously provided sponsorship for TeacherFest: