Adam Schmidt, Director of Talent and Strategy
As we welcomed students and families back to school in recent weeks, we were also excited to begin working with our first class of new Seton teachers.
As a multi-school network, we are better positioned to identify, recruit and hire talented educators than an individual school. We took on the entire process this year and received over 165 applications for teaching positions across our nine schools. By the first day of school we hired 37 new Seton teachers who believe in our students, are committed to continuous improvement, and demonstrate the ability to accelerate student achievement.
All new teachers will be supported throughout the year by a mentor teacher and an instructional coach, and participate in the Seton Teacher Academy, a monthly gathering to learn and practice key skills presented in partnership with the Center for Urban Teaching.
Class of 2016-17 Seton Teachers
- 37 new teachers
- 32-percent are first-year teachers
- 14-percent identify as people of color
- 100-percent are currently licensed or completing coursework to achieve a license