SAN JOSE, CA – The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) continues the "Why I Teach" video public service announcement (PSA) series in support of the 2019 Teacher Recruitment Fair.
In the seventh installment of the series, 2018 Teacher of the Year awardees demonstrate their careers in teaching and share student success. For Rachael Cornaggia, a teacher at South Valley Middle School in the Gilroy Unified School District, the joy comes from "letting [the students] know that they are going to get it at some point."
Cornaggia is joined by Marilyn Goldsmith from Millbrook Elementary School in the Evergreen School District and Janet Blake recently retired from Oster Elementary with the SCCOE. Blake spent 45 years as a special education teacher working with children who are deaf and hearing impaired and "helping them put the connections together."
Facing a significant shortage of qualified teachers, SCCOE is hosting its annual Teacher Recruitment Fair on March 30. Credentialed candidates, individuals who will have a credential by fall 2019, individuals with a credential from outside of California, and candidates with at least one year of experience in a teaching intern program are all invited to network with and have questions answered by recruiters and credentials specialists. On-site interviews may also be offered.
For more information and to register for the Teacher Recruitment Fair, visit: https://www.sccoe.org/newsandfacts/TRF/Pages/default.aspx
The ten-part video PSA series continues next week. In addition to being posted to the SCCOE YouTube channel, the videos will also be provided to local cable access channels in various municipalities throughout the county.
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About the Santa Clara County Office of Education
Working collaboratively with school and community partners, the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) is a regional service agency that provides instructional, business, and technology services to the 31 school districts of Santa Clara County. The County Office of Education directly serves students through special education programs, alternative schools, Head Start and State Preschool programs, migrant education, and Opportunity Youth Academy. The SCCOE also provides academic and fiscal oversight and monitoring to districts in addition to the 22 Santa Clara County Board of Education authorized charter schools.