Students in the new Teaching as a Profession course offered through The Academy of Leadership and Service at Antioch High School learned by doing during the 2010-11 school year. The class recently received Certificates of Recognition for their engagement in peer mentoring and tutoring activities with classmates who are enrolled in exceptional education. Students gained valuable experience while working under the supervision of Dr. Cecilia Dumlao, Jill Stenwall, Anne Schultz, and Natalie Sickles, who are exceptional education teachers.
Teaching as a Profession is a dual credit course (can be taken for college credit) designed to capture the interest of secondary students as potential teachers, introduce students to teaching as a profession, and foster respect for the teaching profession. Students gained knowledge and skills that will enable them to establish a foundation for a successful pathway to a teaching career. The course at Antioch High School is taught by Patricia A. Deas and is also offered at Cane Ridge and Whites Creek High Schools.
Students pictured from left to right: Amber Victory, Heather Prieto, Tomisha Polk, and Mariama Diabate. Those not shown are: Keanna Banks, De’Shauna Campbell, Arionna Parker, Nhelsy Maya Guerra, Rebecca Richburg, Demetria Robinson, Thalia Rodriguez, Ebonee Sherrod, Dominique Summers, Jasmine Walker, and Alexandria Williams.