SAN JOSE, CA– "Teaching has always been a rewarding job that encourages me to keep on learning new things," says Qinglin Yang, a teacher of the year from Bullis Charter School, authorized by the Santa Clara County Board of Education. She is one of four teachers highlighted in the eighth volume of the 2017 edition of the Public Service Announcement (PSA) series, "Why I Teach."
These PSAs celebrate outstanding teachers, and are part of an ongoing initiative to increase qualified teaching candidates in the county. The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) is also working to recruit and develop the next generation of excellent teachers by hosting the upcoming Teacher Recruitment Fair on Saturday on March 25. This event is designed for fully credentialed teachers to meet with recruiters from the SCCOE, local school districts, and charter schools throughout the county who are hiring for the upcoming school year.
The "Why I Teach" PSAs are being rolled out every Wednesday until the end of March. In addition to being posted to the SCCOE YouTube channel, the videos will also be provided to local cable access channels in the various municipalities throughout the county.
These two-minute videos feature the county's district teachers of the year, who were honored during the 2016 Teacher Recognition Celebration hosted by SCCOE last fall. In this series, teachers from across the county explain why teaching in K-12 education is a rewarding career.
The new PSA also features Kaitlin Jenkins, a teacher at Santa Teresa High School in the East Side Union High School District; Emily Campion, a teacher from Bubb Elementary School in the Mountain View Whisman School District; and Nicole Kopels, a teacher from Mountain View High School in the Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District.
For more information about the PSA series, or upcoming events, please visit the SCCOE website.
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