Future Educators Honored

Future Educators Honored
Posted on 05/02/2018
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Fifteen juniors and seniors form Carson High School were honored at Nevada Governor’s Mansion last night for their efforts in a university level introductory education course. In partnership with the University of Nevada – Reno, Carson High School offered the inaugural EDU 110 course for students interested in pursuing a teaching career.

The dual credit course, offered during the school day to accommodate student schedules, first began as a club: “Educators Rising.” The school effort was designed to grow the local teaching workforce. For the 2017-2018 school year, a total of fifteen students were enrolled in the course and were offered college credit through UNR.

“This class helped answer any uncertainties I had about teaching,” said Hallery Ferrini, 11th grade. “My favorite memory from this class was developing my first lesson plan.”

Throughout the year, students visit different schools to observe classrooms, partner with teacher leaders within the district to learn instructional strategies, develop and deliver lesson plans, write a research paper on a current topic in education, create videos and learn what it takes to become an educator.

The interest and numbers continue to grow with an anticipated 56 students registered for the course next year. EDU 110 Instructors Sarah Lobsinger, TOSA/implementation specialist – math at Carson High, and Jenny Chandler, American Government and Art History teacher at Carson High, are excited to see growth in the program and look forward to teaching two sections of the course next year.

“Teaching is the right path for me and I can’t wait to see where it takes me in life,” said Madisson Jacobs, 12th grade. “I love seeing the students experience the ‘lightbulb’ moment when they get something for the first time.”

Students honored at the banquet (last name alphabetized):

  • Trinity Bullock, 11th grade
  • Abel Carter, 12th grade
  • Shayleen Cessna, 11th grade
  • Hallery Ferrini, 11th grade
  • Araceli Galindo, 12th grade
  • Tim Horn, 11th grade
  • Madisson Jacobs, 12th grade
  • Lorena Jimenez, 12th grade
  • Teigen Key, 12th grade
  • Amanda Kolber, 12th grade
  • Trinity Mendina-Ramirez, 11th grade
  • Melissa Perez Barrios, 12th grade
  • Reveka Rivera, 11th grade
  • Kayla Simmons, 11th grade
  • Zoe Pope-Stewart, 11th grade