The largest group of new personnel ever, 57 teachers and 22 paraprofessionals, officially began their careers with Monroe County Schools on July 18 with the annual Teacher Induction Program (TIP). After a buffet breakfast served by nutrition services director Lisa Budd and her staff at Monroe County Fine Arts Center lobby, the group moved to the auditorium for a welcome from Board of Education chair Dr. Priscilla Doster and Superintendent Dr. Mike Hickman. Hickman introduced the system administrators and central office staff.

“We are support personnel, hired to help you be successful,” said Hickman.