SAN JOSE, CA – The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) shines a light on the teachers' impact on students in the ninth installment of Why I Teach. In the midst of a substantial teacher shortage, the video public service announcement (PSA) series spotlights the satisfaction teaching brings those who join the profession.
For the 2018 'Teacher of the Year' awardees, it's all about uplifting their students. Julie Hall, a counselor at Wilson High School in the Santa Clara Unified School District, aims to "make students feel important and instill in them a hope for the future."
Hall is joined by Amy Vanderbosch, a teacher from Rolling Hills Middle School in the Campbell Union School District and Sarah Block, a teacher from Mountain View High School in the Mountain View Los Altos Union High School District. All three share their perspectives on the joy of teaching with hopes to encourage potential educators to join the field.
The SCCOE releases this series in support of its annual Teacher Recruitment Fair on March 30. Credentialed candidates, individuals who will have a credential by fall 2019, individuals with a credential from outside of California, and candidates with at least one year of experience in a teaching intern program are all invited to network with and have questions answered by recruiters and credentials specialists. On-site interviews may also be offered.
For more information and to register for the Teacher Recruitment Fair, visit: https://www.sccoe.org/newsandfacts/TRF/Pages/default.aspx
The ten-part video PSA series continues next week. In addition to being posted to the SCCOE YouTube channel, the videos will also be provided to local cable access channels in various municipalities throughout the county.
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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.