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SAN JOSE, CA – The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) has released the fifth volume of the 2016 edition of the Public Service Announcement (PSA) series, "Why I teach."
This series asks 2016 teachers of the year from around the county to share why they find teaching so rewarding.
"I like to ignite a desire for learning in the young minds. I want to kindle in them the desire to learn more. I want to empower them to take control of their own learning and teach them the skills to persevere and persist and meet the challenges of the 21st century," says Anupama Gupta from Blackford Elementary in Campbell Union School District.
This video also features Jennifer Spinetti-Lightfoot from Gilroy High School in Gilroy Unified School District and Laura Boostani from Luther Burbank Elementary in the Luther Burbank 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 will be rolled out every Wednesday until the end of March. Not only do they celebrate these outstanding teachers, but they are also part of an ongoing initiative to increase qualified teaching candidates.
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.
The SCCOE is working on recruiting and developing the next generation of excellent teachers through many means, including Step into Teaching: Opportunities in Silicon Valley Public Schools, which was held on February 18, and the Teacher Recruitment Fair on Saturday, March 25. This event is designed for fully credentialed teachers to meet with recruiters from the Santa Clara County Office of Education, local school districts, and charter schools throughout the county who are hiring for the upcoming school year.
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