The Long Beach Public Schools welcomed new staff members with a two-day orientation that included presentations, workshops and discussions prior to the re-opening. Sessions prepared attendees for a smooth start and successful school year, with a commitment to educating the whole child and cultivating lifelong learners.
The orientation covered all departments and subject areas, with particular emphasis on literacy initiatives and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program as a framework for instruction. Technology was also a focus – the district has been enhancing learning opportunities with digital resources for many years, and these tools are increasingly important under current remote and hybrid instruction circumstances.
The new staff members also reviewed district policies and procedures and had opportunities to get to know their administrators and colleagues.
Welcome to Natalie Aviles (Mathematics, LBMS), Amanda Betz (Elementary, Virtual), Erin Cain (West), Alison Caracciolo (Reading, LBHS), Kristy Cosgrove (West), Jessica Donato (West), Caroline Espinet (Special Ed., LBMS), Kylee Golden (Lido), Samantha Gropper (LBMS), Matthew Jones (East), Alexandra Krosofsky-Genovese (Lindell), Marisa Lorenzo (Lido), Samantha Metzger (LBMS), Lauren Muscarella (Lindell), Jennifer Papetti (Mathematics, LBHS), Teresa Perez (Elementary, Virtual) Nicole Petrullo (Reading, West), Sara Pollack (Elementary, Virtual), Stephanie Portillo (Elementary, Virtual), John Puccio (Special Ed., LBHS), Laura Renner (Elementary, Virtual), Janine Riomao (Lido), Bryan Rosen (Physical Ed./Health, West), Samara Rynecki (English, LBHS), Gina Scafidi (Foreign Language, LBMS), Anglea Schlicking (West), Jennifer Seychell (Lido), Michelle Spreckles (West), Victoria Stanishia (Lido), Dana Stuono (LBMS), Emily Taxin (Elementary, Virtual), Maggie Todaro (Science, LBHS), Heather Tullo (Art, Lindell), Marisa Tyd (ENL, LBHS), Erin Veltre (Physical Ed/Health, Lido), Dana Wachter (Special Ed., West), Benjamin Yazak (Science, LBHS), Erica Yoo (Lido), Calie Yousha (Science, LBHS) and Rachel Yousha-Spitz (Science, LBHS).