SAN JOSE, CA – The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) is publishing another series of video testimonials highlighting the teaching profession. The first in a series of public service announcements (PSAs) features the Santa Clara County 2016 district teachers of the year sharing their thoughts on the rewards of their profession.
The first video highlights the work of Guadalupe M. Cruz from San Antonio Elementary School in the Alum Rock Union Elementary School District. Guadalupe says, "I've been doing this for 21 years, and every year is different, every day is different, but it just so exciting to be here, I love what I do, and there is no other job I would rather do than to be here working with kids."
The video also features Karren Zook from Loma Prieta Elementary School in Loma Prieta Joint Union School District and Steven Gilbert from Orchard Elementary School in Orchard School District.
All the teachers featured in this video series were honored during the SCCOE's 2016 Teacher Recognition Celebration last fall in Campbell.
The PSAs, which will be rolled out every Wednesday until the end of March, are part of an on-going initiative to increase qualified teaching candidates, including Step into Teaching: Opportunities in Silicon Valley Public Schools on February 18. This program is designed for individuals with or who are completing their bachelor's degree, business professionals with an interest in teaching, and classified school employees looking to transition into certificated positions.
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.
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