SAN JOSE, CA – In the sixth volume of Why I Teach, recent Santa Clara County Teacher of the Year awardees discuss how teaching has a positive impact on the world. For Conni Cullimore, a teacher at Egan School in the Los Altos School District, it's all about "building community."
Cullimore is featured along with Andrea Westgate from Homestead High School in the Fremont Union High School District and Kathy Patterson from Benjamin Bubb Elementary School in the Mountain View Whisman School District. In the video, each teacher describes how they leave their mark on the world through teaching.
The short video is part of a public service announcement (PSA) series aimed at recruiting qualified individuals to consider a career in teaching. In the midst of a statewide teacher shortage, the SCCOE is increasing efforts to encourage potential educators to pursue their credentials with several assistive events and informational sessions.
On March 30, individuals who are currently seeking teaching positions are encouraged to attend the Santa Clara County Office of Education 2019 Teacher Recruitment Fair. This is an opportunity to meet with recruiters and credentials specialists regarding district programs and projected position openings.
To learn more and 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.