First ever teacher signing day in Hamilton County
Hundreds of new teachers received a warm welcome Friday night at Finley Stadium for the first ever Hamilton County teacher signing day.
Signing day is no longer exclusively a sports term.
Erin Harrell, the Talent Acquisition Manager for Hamilton County Schools told Channel 3, "Signing days happen for athletes so we thought why not do something for our teachers. They deserve to be celebrated and to get the school year and summer kicked off on a great note."
22-year-old Brandon Johnson is one of the new teachers in Hamilton County. He says the signing day made him feel more comfortable about the fall semester.
He was a student himself not long ago.
"Less than 6 months ago I was a student sitting in classes. It going to be different. It's a different transition going from sitting in class-- to standing up in front of the class," Johnson said.
Hundreds of new teachers penciled in a new beginning tonight, with hopes of making a difference in Hamilton County Schools.
"We have 44,000 children that walk into our buildings every single day, from all different walks of life, and we have the privilege of serving them in some way," Bryan Johnson, Hamilton County Schools Superintendent, told Channel 3.
"There's a lot of energy around what's happening in Hamilton County and our new teachers and experienced teachers can really sense that," said Harrell.
Over a hundred new faces will be standing up in front of classrooms across the district this fall. Hamilton County School District says that is something to be celebrated.