Dr. Bradley Porche'


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Welcome to Mississippi School for the Deaf!

We are excited that you have joined the Mississippi School for the Deaf's instructional team. As you embark on your new journey, it is important that you are aware of the services available and utilize them.

If you have less than 3 years of teaching experience, a mentor will be assigned to you. Your mentor will provide you support and assistance as you transition into the profession of teaching. Research shows that teachers usually find their niche after the third year of teaching. Your mentor is not your evaluator, but is someone who can provide assistance and ensure your transition to the Mississippi School for the Deaf is successful.

It is important that you become aware of the Mississippi School for the Deaf's mission and philosophy statements as they drive what we do for our students.  

The mission and philosophy statement can be found using this link.

Before continuing your orientation course, you will need to familiarize yourself with the Mississippi School for the Deaf Faculty and Student handbook. Those can be found using the following links. and

Another document that guides our day to day operations is the Standard Operating Manual.  You may familiarize yourself with this document at the following link.​

Should you have any questions, please contact me and I will be happy to assist you.

Good luck and have a great year!

Dr. Porche'


Course content

  • New Hire Information

  • First Time Email Set Up

  • Setting Up Apple Mail (iMac/Laptop)

  • Setting Up Email on iPhone/iPad

  • MDE Server

  • Lesson Plans (Teachers)

  • Powerschool

  • IEP Protocol

  • Campus Emergency Guidelines

  • MSTAR (MTES) Evaluation (Teaching Staff)

  • AdvancED Evaluation Walk-through

  • Virtual Time Station

  • Google Education (Teachers and Students)

  • Ticket Reporting System

  • Setting Up Your Electronic Document Signature

  • Leave Procedures

  • How to edit the MSD Website - Teacher Page

  • Purchase Order or Purchase Request Procedures

  • Video Phone Application

  • Mastery Connect

  • MSD Calendar

  • Activity Request (On and Off Campus)

  • Continuing Education (Teachers) / Workshop / Conference

  • Dropbox (All Staff)

  • EFF Funds (Teachers)

  • Professional Learning Community

  • Mississippi Librarian Evaluation Instrument (MLEI)

  • Mississippi Speech-Language Pathologist Evaluation (MSLPE)

  • Mississippi Student Services Appraisal Rubric (MSSAR)

  • Mississippi Counselor Appraisal Rubric (MCAR)

  • Professional Development Appraisal (PDA) (Non-teaching Staff)

  • MSD RTI Model

  • Bilingual Strategies

  • Class Dojo (Elementary)

  • Glide (Video Mail)

  • Eliademy

  • Remind

  • Lucid Charts and Lucid Press (Teachers)

  • Wunderlist - To Do List (Optional), TAs are required to download this application.

  • Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports (PBIS)

  • MSD Language Milestones

  • SchoolMint Parent Registration System

  • Survey Monkey Links

  • VL2 Research

  • Principal Approved Applications for Your Classroom

  • Survey Monkey

  • End of the Year Checklist

  • CTE Roadmap for 2016 - 2017

  • Travel Procedures

Interested? Enroll to this course right now.

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