The Meridian Public School District hosted a new teacher orientation

Meridian Public-School District hired 85 new employees, they spent their day in orientation learning about lesson planning’s, curriculum development, and building relationships.

 “We discuss more about what the district expectations are. We’ll talk about The Mississippi code of ethics, we’ll talk about the employee handbook, and then we’ll have a representative from The Leader In Me come and talk with new teachers about the new initiative that we’re starting with Leader in Me,” said Kimberly Kendrick, human resources director.


Rashun Faust is a new hire with the district that is looking forward to the fall school semester start.


“I’m extremely excited, I think it’s an amazing opportunity to be apart of a family that is going to be able to advance the culture and the future of our children,” said Faust.


Faust is a recruit that fitted the expectations of the school district.


“We try to hire smart people who are very interested into changing the lives of other, so we look for people who are highly motivated that want to build relationships and have the knowledge to take our children to the next level,” Kendrick said.


Faust adds prior to getting hired he always felt called to be in education.


“I think it was an amazing opportunity, but people try to persuade me; you know there’s not enough money there, you’re not going to be able to take care of your family, and I feel like this it’s not my career that pays me it’s my purpose." said Kendrick.


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