XBSS New Teachers Orientation 2016

Each summer, Xaverian Brothers Sponsored Schools welcomes new teachers starting in our network of thirteen schools across the country. From August 12-14, we had almost 60 new teachers arrive in Baltimore to prepare for the 2016-2017 school year. Some participants have been teaching for years and are just new to XBSS, and others are new to teaching as well. The participants spent a weekend together sharing thoughts, listening to presentations from staff, students and organizers, and spending time in groups and activities. Many teachers expressed that they learned a lot at the orientation, and were very happy to form bonds with peers and meet some of their colleagues. Others enjoyed learning about how the Xaverian Brothers’ Charism and values are lived on a daily basis by the staff and students at each school. The XBSS network is broad and varied, but each school is connected by shared values. We wish our new teachers well as they embark on their journey in an XBSS school!


Here are some highlights in pictures from the orientation:

NTO Organizers

Organizers and presenters of the XBSS 2016 New Teachers Orientation


Bro Raymond

Brother Raymond Hoyt, CFX, giving his presentation on Xaverian education.



St. Mary’s Ryken English teacher, Mr. John Pennisi, helped to lead the retreat. Pictured: Haley Bullis, Jacob Halterman, Mr. Pennisi and Caroline Heisey.



Students from Mount St. Joseph High School were invited to give their perspectives on Xaverian values in education at the orientation.


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