Teaching in Northern Lights

At NLPS we provide beginning teachers with the resources, support and respect they need to be successful. And as teachers move forward in their career journey they are provided with many opportunities to expand their skills and embrace new challenges and roles to ensure that NLPS is a great place for them to work and for students to succeed.

Beginning Teacher Support

Support for beginning teachers can be categorized into four components:


New teachers are guided through the ‘paperwork’ process, and are contacted by school administration to welcome them to the school.


Teachers new to NLPS are paid to attend a one-day orientation session prior to the start of the school year in order to build connections and participate in timely professional development to prepare for the school year.


New teachers participate in two PD Workshops/Call Back Days hosted by our Learning Consultants. New teachers are supported by the Learning Consultants throughout the year and are provided additional PD opportunities.


NLPS ensures new teachers are provided with Mentors to guide and support in the first year of teaching with the division. Mentors and new teachers are providing common collaboration time to facilitate mentoring activities.

Other supports for new teachers includes a pay advance in the first month of employment, opportunity to attend the ATA Beginning Teacher Conference, ongoing professional development, and the benefits of working in a vibrant and collaborative environment!

Staff Wellness