Teaching and Learning Academy
2485 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38112
Phone: (901) 416-3420

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New Teacher Orientation

New Teacher Orientation (NTO) is a program that allows the District to ensure that newly hired teachers are thoroughly prepared for a strong start to the academic year. NTO is held for 2 days in August in collaboration with over 12 central office departments.

NTO allows the District to provide timely, relevant information related to professional responsibilities, classroom management, and instruction. It also provides a unique opportunity to establish a strong adult culture within our newest cohort of teachers, to invest them with the District’s vision, and to build a solid foundation to promote teacher retention.


Today marks your induction into the SCS family! You will begin to learn effective ways to begin to champion your journey with SCS, which will equip you with the information and strategies you will need to make a positive impact on student achievement.

Our focus is to provide insight into the SCS 80/90/100 and digital learning initiatives to improve college and career readiness. You will also gain awareness of culturally responsive instructional strategies, social-emotional supports, and the ESL program to help increase student literacy and achievement.


Today is all about you! Our focus is to introduce you to the policy and principles that govern our work, and the resources and support systems that will assist you in meeting – or exceeding - the expectations of your school and the district.

The day includes gaining insight into classroom management and self-discipline regulatory strategies, instructional strategies to support exceptional children, and content instructional design. Superintendent

Ray will welcome you into SCS, and you will take the SCS Pledge to formalize your induction.

New Teacher Orientation

WHEN: August 20 & 21, 2020
8:30 AM to 4:15 PM

ONLINE: Whova & Microsoft Teams Virtual Platforms
7900 E. Shelby Drive
Memphis, TN 38125