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SAN JOSE, CA –Teachers share their passion for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) in the latest installment of “Why I Teach.” This series of public service announcements highlight teachers who were honored last fall at the Teacher Recognition Celebration, an annual event honoring the most exceptional teachers in Santa Clara County.
In this edition, we meet Sheena Vaidyanathan from the Los Altos School District, Rodrigo Coppelli from the Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District, and Derek Koning from the Fremont Union High School District, winners of the 2019 Texas Instruments STEM Award.
Vaidyanathan wants to share her passion for computer science and coding and share the unlimited creativity involved with her subject matter.
Coppelli understands that the role of a teacher is part of a “larger group of collaborators in society that is working to make the world a better place.”
Koning wants his students to understand that “education opens many doors” no matter the field his students pursue.
The inspiring teachers are featured in the video series designed to recruit and inspire the next generation of great teachers. The SCCOE is helping districts throughout the county recruit teaching candidates at the upcoming Teacher Recruitment Fair. This one-day event held at the SCCOE on Saturday, March 28, is an opportunity for those seeking a teaching position to meet with hiring representatives from local school districts and charter schools; advance registration is recommended.
The event is designed to recruit teachers and other certificated candidates who will have their credentials by fall 2020 or have an out of state credential, including psychologists, counselors, school nurses, speech-language pathologists, and audiologists. For more information, visit: sccoe.org/teacherfair.
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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.