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SAN JOSE, CA – The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) has released the latest episode of "Why I Teach." In this episode, Satwant Singh Bath from Robert F. Kennedy Elementary School in Franklin-McKinley School District, Diane Wharton from Santa Rita Elementary School in Los Altos School District, and Megan Mullaly from Dartmouth Middle School in Union School District share the joys of their profession.
"It is the most fun job ever! You laugh every day. You work really hard, but you see the outcome when you teach. You never question what am I doing here, why am I doing this, because you see it in your student learning throughout the year. You see it when you get letters at the end of the year thanking you for the little things that you don't know that you are doing until the year is over. It sounds cliché, but it's incredibly rewarding, and most of all fun," says Megan Mullaly from Dartmouth Middle School in Union School District.
The teachers highlighted in the public service announcement series, were selected by their respective districts for the difference they make to students, families, and their communities. All three exceptional teachers were honored last fall at the 2017 Teacher Recognition Celebration.
A recent analysis by Education Week, states the entire country experienced statewide shortages in multiple disciplines during the 2016-17 school year. Special education, foreign languages, math, computer science, science, English/language arts, and English as a second language experience the highest teacher shortages.
The SCCOE will host the upcoming Teacher Recruitment Fair on Saturday, March 24. This hiring event is designed to provide both California and out-of-state credentialed teachers, psychologists, counselors, school nurses, speech-language pathologists, and audiologists an opportunity to meet with local districts. Please see the SCCOE Teacher Recruitment Fair webpage for more information.
Also, visit the SCCOE YouTube channel to view videos of celebrated teachers in Santa Clara County. For more information about upcoming events, please visit the SCCOE website.
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The Santa Clara County Office of Education (SCCOE) is a regional service agency that provides instructional and business services to the 31 school districts of Santa Clara County. The SCCOE serves students through special education programs, alternative schools, Head Start and State Preschool programs, migrant education, and Opportunity Youth Academy. The Office also provides curriculum support, staff development, and technology support and training directly to teachers and staff in schools countywide.