SAN JOSE, CA – The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) has released the second volume of the 2016 edition of the Public Service Announcement (PSA) series, "Why I teach."
This edition of the PSA series features positive messaging from Santa Clara County district teachers of the year.
Colleen Lynch Espinoza from San Miguel Elementary in Sunnyvale School District teaches because, "No matter the background you come from, what language you speak, what your culture is, we're all here to learn and to love."
Alejandra Flores from Del Roble Elementary in Oak Grove School District said, "I teach because I love diversity, I love learning about children's backgrounds and where they come from."
Jonathan Jow from Redwood Middle School in Saratoga Union School District reminds the viewer that "teaching is leadership by example and holding true professionally and personally to that belief, the future can be a better place than it is today, by giving back to our community and our kids."
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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