Saint Leo Offers Beginning K-12 Teachers a Helpful Start

July 10, 2014

Saint Leo University invites first-time K-12 teachers joining the Pasco and Hillsborough county school districts to a free Beginning Teacher Boot Camp from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Friday, July 25, in the Student Community Center at University Campus.

New teachers are welcome whether they graduated from Saint Leo or another institution. This camp is offered as a public service by the School of Education and Social Services at Saint Leo.

Beverly Ledbetter, who joined the university after a long, successful career with the Pasco County School District, designed and organized the camp. It is now in its third year.

Some of the practical tips and training to be offered will include:

  • Classroom management strategies for the start of the year;
  • Contract rights and responsibilities;
  • Workplace acronyms new teachers don’t yet know;
  • What new teachers can do to find out how school support personnel and fellow teachers work together on practical matters (who does what in your school and how to reach them when you need assistance).

To attend, simply email beverly.ledbetter@saintleo.edu with the phrase Beginning Teacher Boot Camp 2014 in the subject line of the email.

University Campus is located at 33701 State Road 52, in the east Pasco County town of Saint Leo, just four miles east of Interstate 75 (Exit 285). Parking is available in surface lots and in the campus garage.