COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 10

January 16, 2004

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Request for Information on School Divisions that Offer the Teacher Cadet Program and/or Have Trained Instructors

 

Over the last three years, the Virginia Department of Education has offered three staff development opportunities regarding the South Carolina Teacher Cadet Program. The program is designed for high school juniors and seniors who are college bound with an interest in a teaching/education career. This grow your own teacher model is one that is sweeping the nation due to teacher shortages. To date, approximately 100 classroom teachers, teacher educators, and administrators have participated in training provided by the Virginia Department of Education. Also, we are aware that additional training has been provided in Superintendents Regional Study Group VII, and other school divisions have opted to send their teachers and administrators directly to South Carolina for implementation training.

 

The qualifications to teach the program are: (1) hold a current collegiate professional license in any content area, and (2) have three years or more of teaching experience. As the program expands statewide, including additional staff development, we would like to keep your teacher cadet instructor(s) informed regarding upcoming events and opportunities, e.g. new curriculum update training. To accomplish this, we are asking you to complete the attached teacher cadet instructor (trained and/or teaching) questionnaire and return it to Sharron Glasscock by February 15, 2004.

 

Thank you for your help in providing this information. If you have questions, please contact Sharron K. Glasscock (sglassco@mail.vak12ed.edu), teacher cadet coordinator, Office of Career and Technical Education Services at (804) 225-2826 or fax to (804) 371-2456.

 

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