New Teacher Orientation
Your First Year!
Transitioning from Law and Public Safety (LPS) to the classroom is at best stressful – at worst feeling like you are in a dystopian novel. In LPS there tends to be clear lines of command, written policy and training – usually with a training officer. In public schools – we throw you in a room, give you keys and say “Good Luck!“
This is where LAPSEN has stepped in! We want you to access your network – LAPSEN (the N in LAPSEN is literally “Network“). In our first meeting we will cover the basics of public education and bring you up to speed on what is going on. Dr. Thomas Washburn, the Executive Director of LAPSEN, will help you put everything in perspective plus give great tips from his three decades teaching in LPS. Then each week will have some of the best LPS teachers from various pathways share with your their wisdom and tricks of the trade. If you finish the NTO we give you a free year membership in LAPSEN!