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SAN JOSE, CA – The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) has released the third episode of “Why I Teach." This series of public service announcements (PSA) highlights Santa Clara County Teachers of the Year sharing why they have chosen their profession.
In this episode, the PSA features teachers who have left other careers for teaching. For Regina Araujo of Oak Grove School District being a speech therapist “wasn't enough," she found her true reward in watching her students learn and develop social-emotional skills. After retiring from Intel, John Benoit of Downtown College Prep volunteered to work in the classroom. He enjoyed it so much he asked for a permanent position. Jennifer Evans of Gilroy Unified School District transitioned from bookkeeping to teaching 22 years ago. She helps her students “learn and grow every day."
The PSAs are part of a larger initiative 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.