SAN JOSE, CA – The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) has released the fourth volume of the 2016 edition of the Public Service Announcement (PSA) series, "Why I teach."
This edition of the PSA series demonstrates how Santa Clara County district teachers of the year help their students develop both mentally and socially.
Sarah Payne from Bagby Elementary in Cambrian School District finds teaching to be an "opportunity to build and to be a part of the community where students are discovering their strengths, and they are exploring their ideas, and they are getting new perspectives from one another."
This video also features Angelica Leolanie Guzmán from Hollister Head Start in the Santa Clara County Office of Education and Leopoldo Padilla from LeyVa Bulldog Tech in Evergreen 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. Another part of this initiative is 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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