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SAN JOSE, CA – The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) has released the sixth volume of the 2016 edition of the Public Service Announcement (PSA) series, "Why I Teach."
These brief videos feature the county school districts' teachers of the year, who were honored during the SCCOE's 2016 Teacher Recognition Celebration last fall in Campbell. In this series, each teacher explains why teaching in K-12 education is a rewarding career. These PSAs not only celebrate outstanding teachers, they are part of an ongoing initiative to increase qualified teaching candidates in the county.
"I teach because I feel like it's crucial to help people to be good learners. I feel that thinking critically and communicating clearly is paramount to being successful in any job - in your career overall. To help foster relationships, we really need to be able to be good learners, to think critically, and communicate clearly. Teaching allows me to be a part of that. So I really feel that this is the greatest job ever because I get to be a part of that aspect of humanity," said Laura Hallinan, a teacher at Del Mar High School in the Campbell Union High School District.
This video also features Jenessa Lee Locklin from Robert Sanders Elementary School in Mount Pleasant Elementary School District, and Luz Camey de Wierzbicki from Washington Elementary School in the San Jose Unified School District.
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.
The SCCOE is working on recruiting and developing the next generation of excellent teachers by hosting the upcoming Teacher Recruitment Fair on Saturday, 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.
For more information about the PSA series, or upcoming events, please visit the SCCOE website.
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