A classified ad placed by a new teacher coming to our area set us thinking. Starting a new teaching career is daunting enough, but having to come to a rural area like Northampton, finding housing and other resources can add to the stress. The school system, of course, offers an orientation for new teachers, but that is only a few days. What happens after the school year is started?
The Mirror created this page as a place where teachers and the community can post notices for rentals, supplies, questions, and queries.
Classroom supplies, whether physical or technical are always needed, so hopefully, this platform is another avenue where the community and teachers can connect.
Many teachers will need to find a second job to make ends meets, this platform can also be used to connect our teachers with much-needed employment opportunities. Employers can post jobs, and teachers can offer services.
Isolation can also be a problem. The Mirror can also be leveraged for social needs, such as posting get-togethers or trips across the bay.
The page is wide open, just send ideas and requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The page can be accessed from the Mirror home page, or by bookmarking it here.