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Thursday, February 16 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm
The First 5 Years. Recruitment, Retention, & the Human Work

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Why are the first 5 years of teaching so difficult? What are some practical ways that Teacher Induction Programs can better support new teachers? These complex questions have no “easy” answers, nevertheless, ones we all should be asking. Here is what we can agree on. We must see teaching and supporting teachers as human work. We must have conversations with one another about our human experiences so that we can better connect. How can we build real relationships with one another to promote teacher success beyond the first 5 years? Where have we already found success? Come join the conversation!


Sarah Medler

Coordinator II, Los Angeles County Office of Education
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Ashley Ruiz

Coordinator II, LACOE
I have worked with LACOE's Induction Program for 4.5 years and am the Coordinator of the Induction Mentors. I have the pleasure of hiring, training, and supporting our Induction Mentors. I also match the Induction Mentors with our Induction Candidates and ensure, through data and... Read More →

Kevin Koga

Coordinator II, LACOE
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Rami Christophi

Director I, Los Angeles County Office of Education
Rami Christophi serves as Director for the Los Angeles County Office of Education's Beginning Teacher Programs. Joining the outstanding team in early 2022, he oversees the various teacher preparation programs, including: Pre-Service, District Intern, Induction, and Added Authorizations... Read More →

Thursday February 16, 2023 2:30pm - 3:30pm PST
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