Monday, August 22 marked the beginning of the new school year for teachers of the Penn-Trafford School District. All district staff reported to the high school for a welcome address by Dr. Matthew Harris, Superintendent. Breakout sessions followed on a variety of topics, including School Safety & Security (Penn Township Police), Diversity (Dr. Christine Herring of Herring Seminars and Consulting), Legal Updates (Christina Lane of Maiello Brungo & Maiello), Special Education (Greg Karasia and PT school psychologists), Wellness (Tim Cortazzo and FSQ staff) and Mental Health (Jordan Corcoran of Listen Lucy).
Staff in-service days on Tuesday and Wednesday will help them prepare for the students’ arrival on Thursday, August 25.
Tim Cortazzo addresses staff during a session on wellness
Teachers participate in a wellness exercise let by FSQ
Officers Dave Meyers and James Kowalczuk of the Penn Township Police lead a Safety and Security session
Jordan Corcoran addresses staff on the topic of mental health