New Teacher Induction Program

Welcome to Bedford Public Schools! 

We are Betsy Goetschius and Katie McKinney, the facilitators of Bedford’s New Teacher Induction Program.  Betsy is a social studies teacher at the high school and this will be her 12th year in Bedford, and Katie is a 5th grade teacher at Lane School and has been working in the district for 10 years.  We are available to answer any questions that you might have as you prepare to work in the Bedford Public Schools system.  Please feel free to email us over the summer!

As an educator who is new to the district, you will be participating in a series of sessions designed to support you and provide helpful information about the schools and the district.  If you already have professional licensure or if you are not a teacher, you will attend three Bedford specific sessions.  For those who are brand new to teaching, we will meet roughly once a month throughout the school year to provide you with information and support as you begin your career. We have enclosed a syllabus for the New Teacher Induction Program for your perusal.

We ask that all new educators complete the survey at the following link as soon as possible: Educator Survey

This will allow us to confirm what pathway you are on within the induction program, and will allow us to gather information to make our sessions as meaningful and useful to you as possible.

We look forward to meeting all of you on Monday, August 29th at 8:00 AM in the Bedford High School library.  Signs will be hung up so it should be easy to find us!

If you have any questions over the summer or if you would like to meet and tour your school and classroom, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.  If we don’t have the answers for you, we are happy to connect you to someone who can help.  We hope to make your transition to Bedford as smooth and as stress-free as possible, so please contact us with anything you need!

Sincerely,
Betsy Goetschius & Katie McKinney
 
Follow the links below for information specific to years one and two of the New Teacher Induction Program:
Also, the Mentor Binder is available here.
Mentor Interest Form is available here.
 
BPS Induction Flow Chart