|Published: 1:03 PM, 10/31/2012
Author: Jessica Cross
Source: The Monroe County Advocate
A unique program in the Monroe County
School System is allowing new teachers to network and build
relationships with other teachers across the county.
Waffle Wednesday began in 2011 when
County Coach Coordinator and High School Instructional Coach Alva
Jean Bradberry and Elementary Instructional Coach Angie Garrett
decided it would be nice to do something special for the new teachers
in the school system.
"We decided to meet once a month to
help our new teachers," said Bradberry.
With the help of Janie Evans, they
created Waffle Wednesday. One Wednesday every month, the new teachers
gather at Central Office to discuss classroom ideas, problems and
"We wanted a way to let them know
that they aren't alone," said Bradberry.
But, meeting wasn't enough.
"We wanted something unique," said
Each time the new teachers get
together, there is something "waffled" different. Hence the name,
Waffle Wednesday. As an example, teachers have been treated to waffle
bowls with ice cream, chocolate, caramel, nuts and whipped cream; waffles and trimmings; waffle fries; waffle cinnamon rolls; and more.
See full story in the Wednesday, Oct. 31, edition of The Advocate & Democrat.
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