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FUTURE TEACHER PROGRAMS
Growing Our Own


Growing Our Own is an innovative program that supports and mentors middle and high school students who desire to pursue a career in education.  The PWCS program helps to identify, recruit, and mentor those current students who after college may return to Prince William County classrooms as teachers and school leaders.  
 

Check out the offerings for aspiring educators in our schools:

Educators Rising (formerly known as Future Educators Association® FEA), is a Career and Technical Student Organization that assists middle and high school students in career exploration.  The association is unique in its ability to offer students unparalleled, age-appropriate professional development opportunities, including annual conferences and access to a state-of-the-art social networking website.  An Educators Rising club is active in each of Prince William County’s eleven high schools for students in grades 9-12.  There is also an established Educators Rising club in five middle schools.  
 
Today’s Students, Tomorrow’s Teachers (TSTT) is an unique, innovative career development and mentoring program that recruits economically challenged and culturally diverse high school students and prepares them for college and rewarding careers in teaching.  Participating students are identified as early as ninth grade for entry into a guided, eight-year teacher training program that begins in high school and continues throughout college.  TSTT is a collaborative model that unites students, parents, school districts, colleges, and corporate members in the pursuit of bringing the best and brightest teachers into the noble profession of teaching.  TSTT is currently available in six PWCS high schools.  
 
COURSES: 

Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow (VTfT) is a course offered to high school juniors and seniors interested in pursuing a career in education.  The program is monitored through the Virginia Department of Education.   Students explore the teaching profession and are guided through the history of education and the functions of schools and school divisions. Additionally, the students experience the classroom as they become acquainted with teachers and teaching on a personal and professional level, including a brief internship in a classroom setting. Students completing the VTfT course are eligible to receive four dual enrollment credit hours from Shenandoah University.  VTfT is currently offered in six of our high schools with a goal to add courses at additional high schools for the 2016-2017 school year.  
High School Course Catalog.

Early Childhood Education and Services (ECE) is a course offered to high school students interested in careers working in early childhood. Students focus on occupational skills needed by personnel employed in early childhood-related fields, such as education, medical/health care, social services, counseling, psychology, and entrepreneurship. Practical experiences under the supervision of the instructor are an important component of this course.  Early Childhood Education and Services is currently offered in four of our high schools.  High School Course Catalog.


 
 
 



 
         SCHOOL
 ADVISOR
       PROGRAMS
Battlefield High School Allison Michaud 
michauda@pwcs.edu
571-261-4400

Educators Rising 

Brentsville District High School
Loribeth Bosserman
bosserlx@pwcs.edu
703-594-2162
Educators Rising 
Forest Park High School Nancy Jones
jonesnl@pwcs.edu
703-583-3200
Educators Rising
TSTT
VTfT 

Freedom High School
James Carroll
carroljr@pwcs.edu
703-583-1405
Educators Rising
TSTT
VTfT (Coming Fall 2016)

Gar-Field High School
Bobbie Mandro
mandroba@pwcs.edu
Karen Woloszyn 
woloszks@pwcs.edu
703-730-7000
Early Childhood Education
Educators Rising
TSTT
VTfT 

C.D. Hylton High School
Erica Oliver
olivere@pwcs.edu
703-580-4000
Educators Rising
TSTT

Osbourn Park High School

Christina Mullins
mullincm@pwcs.edu
703-365-6500
Early Childhood Education
Educators Rising
VTfT 

Patriot High School

Amber Tiernan
tiernaan@pwcs.edu
703-594-3020
Early Childhood Education
Educators Rising
VTfT 

Potomac High School

Yasmin Griffin
griffiym@pwcs.edu
703-441-4200
Educators Rising
TSTT
VTfT (Coming Fall 2016)

Stonewall Jackson High School
Stephanie Nash
nashsj@pwcs.edu
Betsy Orndoff-Sayers (VTfT only)
orndofew@pwcs.edu
703-365-2900
Early Childhood Education
Educators Rising
TSTT
VTfT 

Woodbridge High School

Cecelia Drisko
driskocp@pwcs.edu
703-497-8000
Educators Rising
VTfT 

 
 
 

 Growing Our Own Courses

 
Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow (VTfT) I
Fosters student interest, understanding, and appreciation of the teaching profession and allows secondary students to explore careers in education. Students build a foundation for teaching; learn the history, structure, and governance of teaching; apply professional teaching techniques in the VTfT classroom and reflect on their teaching experiences. Additional educational leadership opportunities are offered through the student organization, Educators Rising.
 
Grade: 11/12 with application
Prerequisite: 3.0 GPA and application and teacher recommendation
Dual Enrolled at some locations
Associated Institution: Shenandoah University
 
Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow (VTfT) II
Students continue to explore careers in the Education and Training Cluster and Pathways. This course provides the opportunity for students to prepare for careers in education as they research post-secondary options, learn about the process of teacher certification in Virginia, and participate in a practicum experience.  Additional educational leadership opportunities are offered through the student organization, Educators Rising.
 
Grade: 12 with application
Prerequisite: 3.0 GPA and application, teacher recommendation, VTfT I
Dual Enrolled at some locations
Associated Institution: Shenandoah University
 
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND SERVICES I
Students prepare to be primary providers of home, family, or institution-based child care services by focusing on the planning, organizing, and conducting of meaningful play and learning activities; child monitoring and supervision; record-keeping; and referral procedures. Critical thinking, practical problem solving and entrepreneurship opportunities within the field of early childhood education are emphasized. Practical experiences under the supervision of the instructor are required. Students also prepare for continuing education leading to careers in early childhood fields.
 
Grades: 11-12
Prerequisite: Admission to all students by application
Dual Enrolled at some locations
Associated Institution: NVCC
 
EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND SERVICES II
Students focus on occupational skills needed by personnel employed in early childhood-related fields, such as education, medical/health care, social services, counseling, psychology, and entrepreneurship. Work-based
experiences under the supervision of the instructor are required. Critical thinking, practical problem solving, and entrepreneurship opportunities within the field of early childhood education are emphasized.
 
Grades: 12
Prerequisite: Early Childhood Education and Services I
Dual Enrolled at some locations
Associated Institution: NVCC

Dual Enrollment
Students enrolled in certain high school courses can choose to become dual-enrolled with participating post-secondary institutions. Through agreements between PWCS and these colleges, students get a head start in college by earning credit for college courses by taking corresponding high school courses. Unlike AP classes, which require additional testing to receive college credit, students enroll in college and receive credit upon successful completion of the course. 
 
 
     
  Type of Program  
 
Base-School Opportunities only.  


For more information contact: 
Kelli Stenhouse, Organizational Development Specialist for Human Resources 
Email: stenhokt@pwcs.edu
Phone: 703.791.8020



Benefits of Growing Our Own in PWCS:
• positively impacting the academic performance of all students,
• providing all students the opportunity to experience diversity in their teachers,
• developing teaching staffs that reflect the diverse society in which we live,
• providing a strong education system that leads to highly qualified graduates who then become skilled members of the workforce.
 


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