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Gwinnett County Public Schools

GCPS New Teacher Orientation (NTO)

Congratulations and welcome to Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS)! Our school district hires the very best, and we are excited you have joined our team. We are committed to your success this first year and throughout your GCPS career.

To support you in your new role, we are pleased to inform you about the GCPS Orientation for New Teachers, which consists of two parts:

District Orientation, two days (additional details are forthcoming).

  • Day 1, July 18, 2024
  • Day 2, District Induction, July 19, 2024, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    • Discovery High School
      6-12 Teachers of Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, Social Studies, and Special Education Teachers
    • Peachtree Ridge High School
      K-5 Teachers including SPED and Dual Language Immersion and Pre-K Teachers including SPED
    • McClure Health Science High School
      K-12 Health/PE Teachers, K-12 Fine Arts Teachers, 6-12 World Language and Dual Language Immersion Teachers, K-12 ESOL Teachers, CTAE Teachers, K-12 Computer Science/AI Teachers, Counselors, Speech Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists, and Psychologists
    • Oakland Meadow School
      All Adapted Curriculum Teachers


Local School Orientation

  • Dates, times, and additional details are determined and shared by your principal
  • One full day or two half days

On the first day, at Convocation, you will be welcomed by Superintendent Dr. Calvin J. Watts, members of the Gwinnett County Board of Education, and business leaders from the Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, the GCPS Foundation sponsors the New Teacher Welcome Expo, held immediately after Convocation. This optional event invites community partners in offering additional services as you transition to the district, including healthcare providers, housing, banks, childcare providers, community organizations, as well as GCPS employee services. District Induction will consist of an introduction to Gwinnett’s Academic Knowledge and Skills (AKS), Instructional Resources, Quality-Plus Teaching Strategies (QPTS), and your incredible district support teams. Professional dress is required for both days.

For your participation in the district-wide orientation, you will receive staff development hours on your transcript and an honorarium of $200. Should you have any additional questions regarding New Teacher Orientation, please contact All Local School Orientation questions should be directed to your principal. Please note that you will receive separate email communication from Human Resources and Talent Management regarding your employee benefits.