New Teacher Institute 2021

New Teacher Institute
September 19-21, 2021
The Mission Inn Resort, Howey-in-the-Hills

The New Teacher Institute provides new and “nearly new” faculty members with an opportunity to develop valuable skills and strategies for a successful start to a teaching career in independent schools.

Topics include:
Establishing Professionalism  •  Finding Mentors  •  Understanding School Culture  •  Managing Your Classroom  •  Planning Lessons  •  Writing Comments  •  Observing Classes  Communicating with Parents  •  Identifying Teaching and Learning Styles  •  Setting Goals  •  Maintaining Balance  • 
Understanding Legal Issues

Institute Faculty:
Jennifer Geimer, Middle and Upper School Director, The Cushman School, Miami
Kathleen Malanowski, Lower School Principal, North Broward Preparatory School, Coconut Creek
Donald Morrison, Dean of Faculty, Tampa Preparatory School, Tampa
Dr. Joyce Burick Swarzman, President, Corbett Preparatory School of IDS, Tampa






Feedback from past participants: What did you find most helpful about this Institute?

"Having the opportunity to learn from each other as new teachers."
"Making connections with other professionals who can help me become better."
"The most useful teacher training that I’ve ever attended. So many things that I will take back to my classroom and know why they are important."
"All of it was fantastic--wonderfully planned and suited for the intended audience of new teachers or teachers new to private schools. The presenters were all well-prepared and knowledgeable, thorough but not overwhelmingly so. Awesome energy and great balance of information."


The Mission Inn Resort is located at:
10400 Country Road 48
Howey-in-the-Hills, FL 34737

Registration Cost:
$485 (Members) | $585 (Non-Members)

(includes meals and sessions)

Hotel Room: $132 (plus resort fee and applicable taxes)
Participants are expected to make their own hotel reservations. Registration fee does not include the price of the guest room. To make a reservation, call the hotel at 800-874-9053, and ask for the FCIS group rate.

Registration and Hotel Deadline:
August 27, 2021
To receive the FCIS group rate at the resort, reservations must be made on or before this date.

Cancellation & Refunds: All hotel cancellations must be made directly through the hotel and in accordance with hotel policy. Workshop refund requests must be made in writing and emailed to There is a $50 per person processing fee through August 20, 2021, with no refunds after this date.

Contact Alison Carlson at

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