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Recruitment and Retention

The Orangeburg County Schools Office of Recruitment and Retention described here reflects the district’s commitment to excellence and continuous improvement. Our purpose is to provide information and resources for educators at all contract levels regarding the South Carolina Expanded ADEPT process, requirements for certification, and opportunities for professional growth and development. Use the menu to the left to navigate through these various components.

Our office provides specific processes and tools to support the development of all teachers throughout the stages of their careers.

Support is provided for teachers new to the profession through a comprehensive Induction Program. This intensive program includes trained school-level mentors, seminars, observations, and individualized support. At the annual contract level, the system includes valuable training, support, evaluation, and feedback to teachers in order to facilitate their advancement to a professional teaching certificate and/or continuing contract.

For continuing contract teachers, the focus of the evaluation system is individual professional growth and development- informed by observations of professional performance and student learning growth data. Student learning objectives (SLOs) and other student performance data are monitored regularly. Professional performance is monitored by formal observations and artifacts during the teacher’s recertification year and by informal observations during other years.

The evaluation system works to ensure the highest level of educational effectiveness in the Orangeburg County Schools by providing ongoing support and professional development for all teachers. This data-informed continuous improvement model of teacher development is integral to the district’s ongoing strategic planning.

Contact Information

Dr. Sharon F. Hampton
Coordinator of Recruitment and Retention
(803) 534-5454 ext. 80109

ETV Teacher Recertification Courses • Fall 2023

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