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WHS students participate in 'teacher signing' event

In the spirit of several recent Worthington High School student athletes signing letters of intent to play sports at various colleges, a “Trojan Teacher Signing” recently took place.

Graduating students that have taken education classes or will begin their pathway to becoming educators were asked to join together to have a “signing” showing their intent to step forward to want to teach the next generation.

Southwest Minnesota Teacher Preparation Partnership (SWTPP) has been working for more than 10 years to bring together pathways for Worthington students to be available and to have less barriers in the pathway toward the teaching profession. The partnership is a collaboration of District 518, Minnesota West Community and Technical College and Southwest Minnesota State University. The effort provides opportunities in offering teacher education licensure programs in elementary education and English as a Second Language to candidates from the Worthington area.

One of the ways to reach possible future teachers has been to create a Future Teachers of America organization at WHS. The teacher signing activity was sponsored by the FTA to honor its members in moving forward with their goals after their high school graduation.

Worthington High School Class of 2022 future educators include: Cadence Christian, Nakia Evans, Cristina Magana, Kevin Galvez, Ian Joshua Matute Ferrera, Nohemy Aguirre, Teyel Lowe, Makenna Nickel, Madison Shaffer, Jessenia Ibarra Muniz, Pamela Lomeli, Dolores Soto and Austin Barber.

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