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CHSD 230's Future Educator Night is a Tremendous Success!

Consolidated High School District 230 held its first Future Educator's Night on Tuesday, December 3rd.  Students, parents, and community members were invited to hear from a panel of representatives who discussed the process and rewards of pursuing a career in education.  Almost 120 students and parents attended and heard a variety of perspectives regarding the benefits of a teaching career.  Panel representatives included two Victor J. Andrew student members of the Future Teachers Club, Claire Scheulin and Madeline Frale, Alex Pedersen, Amos Alonzo Stagg fall student teacher, Mrs. Adriane Solomon, Carl Sandburg World Language Teacher, four college/university representatives, Kelli Appel, Illinois State University, Vesna Cejovic, Loyola University Chicago, Alex Terrazas, Morraine Valley Community College, and Jane Lundin, Saint Xavier's University, as well as Drs. Stacey Gonzales and Julia Wheaton representing D230 administration.

Topics discussed including college/career pathways in the field of education, D230 career exploration opportunities, dual credit programming, current and projected teacher shortages, and salary/benefits available to educators.  Student and parents asked phenomenal questions during a Q & A at the end of the panel discussion.  It was truly a great evening spent on exploring the many great career opportunities for future educators!