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Letter of Welcome to New Teachers from NLTA President

August 2016

Congratulations on choosing the teaching profession in Newfoundland and Labrador as your career. While your chosen career will challenge you, it will also greatly reward you both personally and professionally. You will likely learn as much, if not more, than you will teach. For many of your students, you will be one of the most significant people in their lives. You will have that very special opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of young people. That is no small honour.

The Newfoundland and Labrador Teachers’ Association exists to serve you. It is your association and we are here to protect and enhance your welfare. Our staff members in Programs and Services are readily available to provide you with a variety of services, ranging from contractual to personal in nature. Professional Development personnel are dedicated to helping you achieve professional excellence by providing you with the necessary knowledge to support you in achieving your goals and objectives as a teacher.

As a member of the NLTA, I strongly encourage you to become involved in your Association. Your involvement is necessary if we are to positively influence our personal and professional lives and the learning conditions of our students. It will be a tremendous professional development exercise for you throughout your teaching life and will allow you to have a deeper understanding of the value of being a part of your Association. From this day forward, I invite you to explore and discover the myriad of wonderful and rewarding experiences that await you.

Best wishes for a great year!

Sincerely,

James Dinn
President