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New Faculty Arrive for Orientation

It is not just our new students who require a thorough orientation to life at Tabor; our newest faculty are first through the process. They are, after all, now among the keepers of the Tabor flame, those we rely on to make the Tabor experience second to none!

It is a great deal of work to learn all about what is expected, to learn names, to learn places, and really all about our special way of educating students. At Tabor, we pride ourselves on a strong community where each of us works together for the benefit of all our students. This is an “all in” sort of place, relying on each person here to live up to our core values of personal responsibility, high standards of achievement, a lifelong love of learning, and above all, fostering care for others and committed citizenship. If the adults don’t get that, the students never will. So, really, the stakes are pretty high.

With so much to learn, our new faculty are spending this week in orientation. They will enjoy some fun meals together and a tour of the area, but most of their time will be spent in concentrated work. They will listen to virtually every office that deals with students in any way about their goals and procedures, they will review their obligations listed in our handbooks, they will learn about our technology resources and how to use our learning platform, myTA. That is the easy stuff.  Then they will learn about grading policies, how often and how well comments are expected to be written. They will learn about our inclusion efforts and what we have learned from our experiences so far and where we are striving to go. They will learn about our traditions with international students and the exchange and service trips we offer, and how we keep students safe when they are away from campus. Athletics traditions and the way we hope our coaching staff will motivate student-athletes toward stellar performance and even better behavior will be a popular topic.

They will also be encouraged to put their professional growth at the top of their list. Lifelong learners need inspiration, after all, and this is a skill to be developed as well as one to model. Safety, too, is tops; so, they will learn about our residential life rules, how, where, and why we engage with our students and also be reminded about the importance of setting and honoring boundaries. Some role-playing with the Dean’s Office is always a highlight, and also very helpful in remembering how to enforce our rules. 

There will be time set aside to learn how and where to get help. New faculty are all assigned a mentor to help them with questions, but they also need to know how to direct students toward appropriate help whether that is through counseling or health services or through the advisor system or through the very qualified teachers who run our ASSIST Center. 

It takes a lot to learn how to bring the best Tabor has to offer to our students and colleagues, and even more to deliver!  We have a saying here….“It’s a great day to be a Seawolf!” When each of us believes in that saying, students, faculty, and staff, there isn’t much we can’t do together. 

Good luck to all the new faculty and welcome to Seawolf Nation!

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Campus Events

List of 3 events.

  • Late Start for Students Today (10:15 - 4:45)

    Students will have a sleep in while the faculty meets this morning.  Day students are welcome to come at the usual time for breakfast, if they want. Classes will meet through the afternoon and there will be no co-curricular activities.

    Here is the schedule:
    1st block: E- 10:30 - 11:45
    2nd block: F - 11:55 - 1:10 OR 12:25 - 1:40
    3rd block: G – 1:50 - 3:05
    Office Hours: 3:05 - 3:30
    4th block: A - 3:30 – 4:45

    No practices or co-curricular meetings

  • Application Deadline

    Make sure your application is complete and submitted by today!
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Upcoming Alumni & Community Events

List of 3 events.

  • Sarasota, FL Reception

    Please join John Quirk, Head of School
    and hosts
    Mr. and Mrs. Lee Pokoik '63 GP '23
    for a cruising reception aboard the
    Marina Jack II
    2 Marina Plaza
    2:00pm. - 4:00pm
    (boarding promptly at 1:45pm) 
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  • #Tabor Time: Tabor Academy's 3rd annual Day of Giving!

    Tabor Academy’s 3rd annual Day of Giving!
    On February 25, 2020 we have 1,876 minutes to reach our goal of 1,000 donors & have an impact on Tabor students.

    To be 1 in 1,000:
    •Make a gift!
    •Follow #TaborTime on Social Media
    •Show your Tabor Pride
    •Challenge your classmates
    •Celebrate your time at Tabor
    •Have an immediate impact on Tabor’s students & faculty
  • Bermuda Reception

    Join us for a reception at 
    Gosling's Wine Cellar
    5:30pm - 7:30pm
    hosted by Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gosling P '06
    9 Dundonald Street

    The Tabor sailing team is headed to Bermuda for spring training! Coach Robert Hurd and members of Tabor’s sailing team will be on hand to  provide a brief update on the program.

    We are delighted to say that retired faculty member Merry Conway will be attending, as well!
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