Oxford Area School District welcomes new teachers
Oxford Area School District welcomed new teachers for the 2014-15 year with three days of orientation activities. The new teachers met the administrative staff as well as their mentors, veteran teachers who will guide them during a two-year induction program. In addition to several training sessions, the new teachers participated in a picnic and a bus tour of the school district conducted by Vernon Ringler. The first day of classes in the Oxford Area School District is Monday, August 25. Pictured front from left are Assistant Superintendent Dr. Margaret Billings-Jones, Hopewell Elementary School choral music teacher Sarah Hannum, Oxford Area High School special education teacher Jean Coldiron, Jordan Bank Elementary School Learning Support Teacher Kimberly Walsh and Superintendent of Schools David A. Woods. Second row from left are Penn’s Grove Middle School language arts teacher Jessica Blanch; Oxford Area High School art teacher Valerie Hill, social studies teacher Justin Hostetter and Christopher Pierdomenico, second-year TV and video production teacher; and Hopewell Elementary School Principal Dr. Nicole Addis, induction program coordinator. Top row from left are Nottingham Elementary School guidance counselor Nadine D’Angelo and Nottingham teachers Rachel Hess, fourth grade; Melody Hostetter and Anna Krueger, third grade; and Jaime Swierczek, reading specialist.