SAN JOSE, CA – The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) released the fifth volume of "Why I Teach", a public service announcement (PSA) series spotlighting 2018 Teacher of the Year awardees. The series supports continued efforts to recruit qualified individuals to consider a career in teaching.
For Sandra Lineros, a teacher at Edenvale Elementary School in the Oak Grove School District, satisfaction comes from breaking down the language barrier with her students. "What I love the most is seeing my English language learners acquiring their second language."
Lineros is featured along with Alex Ha from Lakewood School in the Sunnyvale School District and Adriane Vane from Joseph George Middle School in the Alum Rock Union School District. The award winning teachers share their experiences with teaching and exactly what makes it such a rewarding career.
The series comes during a time of severe shortages of teachers, particularly in science, math, and special education. Additionally, according to the California Teachers' Association, "shortages disproportionately impact low-income and minority students."
As a result of this need, the SCCOE encourages individuals with or pursuing a Bachelor's degree, business professionals, and classified school employees to attend Step into Teaching. This one-day workshop will help participants discover what is needed to become a teacher, learn how to navigate the credentialing process, and meet with representatives from local universities and teaching programs.
Step into Teaching will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, February 9 at the Ridder Park office.
To learn more or register for Step into Teaching, visit:
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.