Hello and Welcome!

I'm Janice M. Longoria, M.S., your guide in climbing the teaching mountain. I have been in public education for 22 years, more if you count my years in health education. I am certified in special education and as a principal in Texas.

I say "y'all," and I value wisdom, family, faith and service to others. 

As an educator, I value wisdom, family, faith and service to others

As an educator, I value wisdom, family, faith and service to others

I clearly remember those first few years in the steep learning curve of teaching. It's embarrassing to think of those many mistakes! But you just muddle your way through because it's all you can do unless you are lucky and find someone who is willing to help you learn, right? Eventually, I got some help from a dear friend and colleague.

Over my public school career, I taught elementary special education for 14 years and then facilitated instruction and curriculum for 7 years at a 6th -12th grade campus for at-risk students.

Mentoring teachers through their first few years became one of my greatest joys (right behind teaching kiddos!).

New teachers always have a myriad of questions that they need answered and few places to turn without feeling that they are imposing on someone or wasting their own time searching. It's so nice to be able to fill that gap.

After all, isn't it just plain sad when you have no one you can turn to?  Then there's that situation where you need to talk to someone who's not connected to your campus. Who can you trust, then? 

That's where New Teacher Mountain comes in.

 

Helping teachers teach so they can improve lives

Helping teachers teach so they can improve lives

helping teachers teach

You set out to teach so that you could change lives for the better. New Teacher Mountain is the place to go for reliable help. It's access to a mentor, timely articles, tips, hints, and curated resources.

Improving lives is one thing I can help you achieve.

Empowered is one thing I can help you feel

 

I'm glad you are here! Let's get to work!

Janice 

Janice—as someone who was under your tutelage, I know that you will be the best possible source of advice, support and caring a new teacher could ask for! Thank you for your support with me.
— Andrew Lockhart, Social Studies Teacher

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