Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Mount Vernon High School Program Receives Governor's CTE Exemplary Standards Award
The Teachers for Tomorrow program at Mount Vernon High School has received the 2012 Governor’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) Exemplary Standards Award from Virginia Governor Robert F. McDonnell. Mount Vernon High School is a Fairfax County public school.
The program, a teacher cadet program, began as a partnership between former Governor Tim Kaine and the Virginia Career Education Foundation in the 2008-09 school year. Students are able to explore careers in education by analyzing teaching techniques, writing lesson plans, and teaching lessons to small groups or entire classes. They participate in seminars which allow them to share and reflect on their experiences, and compile a portfolio while determining if teaching is the right career for them. Students complete 60-hour internships at Mount Vernon High Pyramid schools and earn dual-enrollment credit at a reduced cost via a partnership with Shenandoah University. Students also participate in the Mount Vernon chapter of the Future Educators Association, where they conduct monthly programs to honor students and teachers and compete at state and national conferences.
The Governor’s CTE Exemplary Standards Award recognizes programs that meet rigorous criteria for program excellence; alignment with professional, industry, and academic standards; implementation of best practices; relevance to community, industry, and individual needs; and accountability for student outcomes.
Note: For more information, contact Beverly Card at 703-619-3100 or firstname.lastname@example.org.