SAN ANGELO, TX — The San Angelo Independent School District welcomed approximately 120 new teachers and professionals to the District last Tuesday during the annual New to the SAISD Team tailgate. San Angelo ISD welcomed the new SAISD members to the District in a release on its website on Monday, August 7 (pictures and more). Held at the San Angelo Stadium parking lot, the tail-gate-styled event kicked off three days of professional learning support and development.
“This is one of our favorite annual events,” Dr. Farrah Gomez, SAISD Deputy Superintendent, and Chief Academic Officer, said. “The energy and enthusiasm is contagious. It sets the tone for our entire school year with our new professionals.”
All SAISD campuses and departments participated in the event, welcoming and encouraging new members of departments to San Angelo and to the District. Almost 40 local businesses and organizations attended the tailgate to welcome and show their support for the new SAISD team members. Some attendees included the SAISD Board of Trustees, Angelo State University, Howard College, DESK (Donate Educational Supplies for Kids), Shannon Health, and La Esperanza Clinic.
“In SAISD, we always say we have the best community partners,” said Dr. Gomez. “This is evident at the tailgate where we not only welcome new professionals to SAISD but to the entire community of San Angelo. Our staff is greeted with a warm welcome and sunny disposition by all of our community partners.”
Following the welcome event, new SAISD educators and staff participated in three days of professional learning in advance of the school year. The 2023-2024 school year begins Thursday, August 17, 2023. Enrollment for new and returning students is available at www.saisd.org/enroll.
We look forward to collaborating and working with our new team members as we continue our mission to engage all students in a relevant and inspiring education that produces future-ready graduates.