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SAN JOSE, CA– "Teaching is an art," according to P. Cesar Romero, a teacher of the year from Silicon Valley Adult Education in the Metropolitan Education District. He is one of three teachers highlighted in the seventh volume of the 2016 edition of the Public Service Announcement (PSA) series, "Why I Teach," released by the Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE).
Romero, who has been teaching for 49 years says, "I like to teach because I want students to be successful in their endeavors. With the new knowledge and skills that they are going to learn from us, I think they will be successful citizens and also be contributing to our society."
These two-minute videos feature the county school districts' teachers of the year, who were honored during the 2016 Teacher Recognition Celebration hosted by SCCOE last fall. In this series, teachers from across the county explain why teaching in K-12 education is a rewarding career. These PSAs celebrate outstanding teachers, and are part of an ongoing initiative to increase qualified teaching candidates in the Santa Clara school districts.
The new PSA also features Theresa J. Bernal, who retired last June from Summerdale Elementary School in the Berryessa Union School District; as well as Angie Scott, a physical education TOSA and AED Coordinator for Santa Clara Unified School District. "I teach to help our community be safer, healthier, and more productive," says Scott. In the newly released video, Scott, who lost her mother to cardiac arrest, shares her passion for teaching CPR classes in schools.
The SCCOE is also working to recruit and develop the next generation of excellent teachers by hosting the upcoming Teacher Recruitment Fair on Saturday on 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.
The "Why I Teach" PSAs are being rolled out every Wednesday until the end of March. 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.
For more information about the PSA series, or upcoming events, please visit the SCCOE website.
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