SAN JOSE, CA – In the tenth and final installment of 'Why I Teach', Santa Clara County Teacher of the Year awardees share what makes teaching such a fulfilling career. The video public service announcement (PSA) series serves to inspire others to join the teaching profession.
Claudia Fountain, a music teacher at Vinci Park Elementary School in the Berryessa Union School District, finds satisfaction in sharing her love of music with her students. "I chose to become an instrumental music teacher so I could share the joy of music making with the children."
Fountain is featured alongside Dianna Hill, a teacher at Louise Van Meter Elementary School in the Los Gatos Union School District and Julie Kwok, a teacher at Saratoga Elementary School in the Saratoga Union School District.
The PSA series is one of many efforts on behalf of the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) to address a severe teacher shortage across the South Bay. To help local districts find quality candidates the SCCOE is hosting its annual Teacher Recruitment Fair on Saturday, 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 began in January, and can be found on the SCCOE YouTube channel. The videos were also 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.