BCSD Welcomes New Teachers

August 24, 2016 – The Bakersfield City School District welcomed 166 new teachers for the 2016-2017 school year during a three-day orientation at Sequoia Middle School. BCSD’s new educators were welcomed by the new Superintendent, Mr. Doc Ervin, who shared with them the importance of their role in helping to accelerate student performance within our district. The new teachers also heard from other members of the leadership team, including Mr. Mark Luque, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, who shared with them his journey at BCSD from an elementary school student to an administrative leader.

Following the welcome event, teachers attended a series of workshops created to introduce them to various departments and resources throughout BCSD, such as Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Curriculum and Instruction (C&I), and Visual and Performing Arts (VAPA).

As a thank you to the new teachers for joining the BCSD team, the District provided a gift of up to $200 for the purchase of materials to prepare the classrooms for the school year. New teachers were hired to work in 41 of BCSD’s campuses.


Superintendent Doc Ervin conversing with the new teachers at Sequoia Middle School.


Workshop with Devin Rossiter representing BCSD Curriculum and Instruction Department.


New Teacher Danielle Rodriguez.


Math workshop with Instructional Specialist Hilda Wright.


English Language Learners workshop with Program Specialist Courtney McMahan.



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