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Principals report high satisfaction with first year teachers from ASU
|Satisfaction with ASU Teachers College graduates*||Strongly Agree||Agree|
|I would hire a graduate of ASU's teacher preparation program again.||47%||53%|
|I am satisfied with the first year teachers from ASU working in our school.||29%||65%|
|First year teachers from ASU's teacher preparation program are having a positive impact on our school.||35%||59%|
|I would recommend hiring a graduate of ASU's teacher preparation program to my colleagues.||47%||47%|
|* Source: January 2013 survey of 53 principals from 17 districts who hired two or more spring 2012 graduates from the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. Survey conducted by the Sanford Inspire Program at the college.|
What principals are saying about Teachers College graduates
What are the characteristics of ASU graduates that make them valuable to your school staff?
- Robert Aguilar- Principal, Navajo Elementary
- "These teachers are well accustomed to the ebbs and flows of a school year. They resemble a second or third year teacher in how they react to situations in their classrooms."
- Paula McWhirter- Principal, Roadrunner
- "The three teachers from the ASU program that work at our school have become strong members of the team. They have taken ownership of their responsibilities and work well with the staff. They seek and apply new knowledge quickly and effectively. They have strong classroom management."
- Nancy Hudson- Principal, Yavapai Elementary
- "They are abundantly aware of the real goings-on in a school and come with a realistic vantage point so they can get right to work teaching. Also, they are comfortable in developing relationships with all."
- Margaret Santa Cruz- Principal, Westwind
- "They have been positive in forming relationships with the families in my community. They have also been positive in forming relationships with my staff and with my students. They are invested in the local community and they have a good understanding on how to work in a low SES community."
In what ways do ASU graduates stand out from other first year teachers?
- Sherry Richards- Principal, Power Ranch Elementary
- "The ability to use data effectively has definitely been strength. These graduates love kids and are passionate about making a difference."
- Gail Miller- Principal, Mountain View
- "Overall more confident, collaborative and increase knowledge and pedagogy."