New Teacher Academy

  • 2023-24 Series - Registration is OPEN!

    • New Teacher Academy Year ONE Teachers CLICK HERE
    • New Teacher Academy Years TWO & THREE Teachers CLICK HERE



  • Session Dates

    August 14 and 15, 2023: BOOT CAMP, 2 full days 9 AM - 4 PM

    September 20, 2023, - 4:15 - 6:15 PM JCISD KEC

    October 16, 2023, 8:30 - 3:30 Full-day KAGAN training

    November 15, 2023, 4:15 - 6:15 PM JCISD KEC

    December 13, 2023 4:15 - 6:15 PM JCISD KEC  

    January 17, 2024, 4:15 - 6:15 PM JCISD KEC  

    February 21, 2024, 4:15 - 6:15 PM JCISD KEC  

    March 20, 2024, 4:15 - 6:15 PM JCISD KEC  


Meet the NTA Team

Phone: 517-768-5238


Degrees and Certifications:

Dan Luciani, @DanLuciani

Dan was a high school English Teacher for 14 years and a high school Principal for four. He has been in the consultancy for over 10 years, where he has worked with school improvement, curriculum development, one-on-one coaching, new teacher development, poverty training and many other areas of professional learning.

Phone: 517-768-5179


Degrees and Certifications:

Jessica Bucklin, @jessbucklin1

Jessica has 21 years of experience in education, as a former assistant principal, school counselor and teacher. She currently serves Jackson County as a School Improvement and Curriculum Consultant, where she supports teams in developing a positive school culture and creating true systems change through the development of a Multi-Tiered System of Support. 

Phone: 517-990-6717


Degrees and Certifications:

Bill Montgomery

Bill Montgomery has been a passionate school educator since he began his journey in 2001. As a secondary mathematics and science teacher for 15 years, Bill has thoroughly enjoyed growing and learning with his students and fellow colleagues. For the past 5 years, Bill has been the science consultant for the Jackson County ISD. Throughout this time, he has been amazed at the levels of collaboration within the county and deeply treasures his experiences with his local teachers and administrators.