Join us for NENTS 2013 as our staff of master teachers leads you on a
journey of self discovery, helping you to understand and manage the
complex challenges facing all new teachers. What lies ahead? How do you
think like a teacher? What is your learning style and what will that
mean for your students? How do you create a classroom climate to meet
the needs of your students? The framework of this seminar includes
curriculum and lesson planning, assessment, active learning techniques
and teaching philosophies all of which we hope will build confidence in
preparing for your first few weeks of school. Additionally, guest
speakers will address a variety of topics to enhance your work as a new
teacher. This seminar will provide opportunities for new teachers to
discuss current issues and trends in education while enabling you to
form partnerships and alliances that will enhance excellence in teaching
NENTS is an intensive five-day workshop
designed to help prepare inexperienced teachers (grades 6-12) for the
profession in general and for the realities they will face during the
school year. Now in its 22nd year, NENTS joins programs in Virginia,
Illinois and California to offer nationwide options for the
pre-professional development of first-year independent school teachers.
Unlike other programs, NENTS focuses on the full range of teaching and
advising responsibilities as they typically occur in an independent
school setting; day or boarding. You’ll also spend time
meeting with a master teacher in your discipline.
Pam Mulcahy is the Associate
Head of School at Pomfret School in Pomfret CT where she also teaches math,
oversees a freshman boys dormitory, and serves as Environmental Club advisor.
She holds a BA from Smith College and an M.Ed. in administration and
supervision from the University of New Hampshire. Prior to her work at Pomfret,
she held a number of positions at New Hampton School (NH) including Assistant
Head, Academic Dean, Assistant Dean of Students, teacher and dormitory parent.
holds a Masters of Divinity from Columbia Seminary in Atlanta, GA. He is currently the Dean of Faculty at
Pomfret School. He has served as a
school Chaplain for years, first at Asheville School in North Carolina, and at
Pomfret School in Connecticut. Bobby sees his work in schools as a
ministry of presence -- believing that cultivating and nurturing a diverse
spiritual community is critical for adolescents and adults in our twenty-first
century world. Bobby’s experience as a hospital chaplain at an inner city
hospital in Atlanta started the beginning of a spiritual journey that has taken
him into studying and exploring the world’s enduring religious traditions.
He believes that the things we share in common are far greater than all
that keeps us apart. Bobby and his wife and three daughters live at Pomfret
School; he teaches religion electives, serves as Chaplain and Assistant Dean of
Kerry Magee is a faculty member in the Science Department at
Middlesex School in Concord, MA where she currently teaches Introductory
Biology and AP Biology, serves as Class IV advisor, coaches JV girls' ice
hockey and JV girls' crew, and is the Head of the Winsor House for Day Girls. She earned her B.S. in Chemistry with a minor
in Biology from Carnegie Mellon University and holds a Ph.D. in Biochemistry
from Dartmouth College. While performing her graduate research on "The
Effects of Anabolic Androgenic Steroids on GABAa Receptor Function and Expression",
she also served as a teaching assistant in the Biology Department at Dartmouth.
Rhonan Mokriski: A 1994 graduate
of Boston College, Rhonan continued his education at Southern Connecticut State
University, where he graduated with a Masters Degree in History and a
Certification to teach Social Studies. After teaching at North Branford High
School, Rhonan returned to his Alma Mater, Salisbury School, to teach history.
In addition to teaching Salisbury's core history requirements - Ancient, World,
and US History - he has also designed and taught history electives on China and
the Middle East. For the past three years he has also taught AP World History.
While at Salisbury, Rhonan has worn a number of different hats. He has advised
the student newspaper, run a dormitory, and coached baseball and soccer. He is
the History Department Chair as well as the International Student Advisor. He
is currently a member of CAIS's Commission on Professional Development.
Luthern Williams is currently the Director
of College Preparation and College Admissions at College Launch, an educational
consulting company. He holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and an
Ed.M. in School Leadership from Harvard University. Luthern has over
twenty years of experience as an administrator and English teacher in
independent schools in New York City, Boston, and Los Angeles. He most
recently was the Director of Studies at the Oakwood School in North Hollywood,
California. Previously, he was the Principal at Beaver Country Day School
in Boston and did presentations, workshops, and consulted nationally on
education. Luthern has trained teachers to devise strategies and
assessments for students with various learning styles as well as culturally
sensitive teaching methods and curriculum.
Program Cost: $1275 (tuition, room and board Monday afternoon August 12th - Friday noon August 16th, 2013. Vegetarian
meals are available. For planning purposes, please remember to complete
the appropriate space below if you require a vegetarian option. Pomfret School is unable to accommodate on-site vegetarian requests.
Refund Policy: Before August 1: full refund minus $200. No refunds after August 1. Substitutions can be made at any time.