• Priority Six

    Well-Prepared STEM Teaching Staff

    STEM Academy teachers are qualified and have advanced STEM content knowledge and/or practical experience in STEM careers.




    • Engage in strategic hiring, development, and retention of staff; beginning recruitment efforts at least one year in advance.

    • Develop a Teacher Village Fellowship within the partnership with NJIT and Montclair State University to train and prepare pre-service and in-service teachers for teaching and leadership roles within the district.

    • Develop a four-year hiring plan to build strength in areas that address the Academy’s needs while considering projected enrollment growth. Consider Option II staffing, recruitment of Options teachers with MA/MS degrees and higher in support of specialized programming, e.g. computer science, manufacturing, etc.

    • Develop a mentoring plan for both faculty and instructional staff.