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Non-Tenured Teacher Program

We pride ourselves in providing a variety of supports to our new staff members.  We host an August orientation and monthly meetings for support and book study.  We also assign a mentor teacher, buddy teacher, and instructional coach to provide individual support to each new teacher.  The New Teacher Handbook document below describes the program in greater depth and includes embedded links and calendar information for our new staff.

Emerson's District Mentoring Plan complies with current New Jersey regulations surrounding the mentoring of teachers working under provisional certificates.   

To discuss our supports for non-tenured staff, please contact Alice Opperman, Director of Curriculum, Instruction & Technology at


*As per the Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act (ABR) (P.L.2010, c.122), Emerson Public Schools has posted its Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights Act grades to the school district's webpage and to each individual school's webpage. Please feel free to contact Denise Connon, Anti-Bullying Coordinator if you have any questions.*

District Anti-Bullying Coordinator: Denise Connon
Memorial Anti-Bullying Specialist: Kristin Gagliano
Villano Anti-Bullying Specialist: Kristy Friedman

HIB District and School Self-Assessment Grade Report
HIB District Policy