Future teachers got a moment in the spotlight on Tuesday at Richmond Hill High School.
They also got a recruiting pitch from Bryan County Schools Superintendent Dr. Paul Brooksher, who saluted their career choice and asked them to consider applying to Bryan County Schools once they graduate from college.
During the event, which included several faculty members from Georgia Southern, the students also were reminded of the importance of good teachers by Jennifer Lynch, an award winning educator herself. She was a certain TV station’s top teacher not too long ago and teaches future teachers at RHHS.
The event is part of a state effort to highlight the importance of teaching, and students who sign commitments to go into teaching aren’t legally bound to go into the field once they graduate from college.
Instead, the signing is “a great way to highlight” the students’ “commitment to educating Georgia’s future,” the signing day certificates say.
Students who signed Tuesday include: Abbigayle DeVillars, Georgia Southern University, plans to pursue a degree in early elementary education.
Ana Rosales, Georgia Southern, plans to pursue a career in elementary education.
Taylor McGroarty, Georgia State University, is interested in pursuing a career in elementary education with a focus on special education.
Destiny Williams, University of North Georgia, hopes to work with pre-kindergarten or kindergarten.
Makayla Harris, South Carolina State University, is interested in majoring in social work with a minor in early elementary education.
Rebecca Walden, Savannah Technical College, with plans to transfer to Georgia Southern, plans to focus on a degree in secondary education, majoring in either history or theater arts.
Qiara Chase, College of Coastal Georgia plans to focus on a degree in early elementary education.
Sarah Quayle, University of Georgia, plans to pursue a degree in music education.
Zariah Guyton, Savannah Tech with plans to transfer to Georgia Southern, wants to pursue a career in elementary education and focus on special education.
Donasia Reed, Georgia Southern, plans to pursue a career in early elementary education.
Reagan Johnson, Georgia Southern,plans to pursue a career in early elementary education.
Jalyn Brown, Savannah Tech with plans to transfer to Georgia Southern, wants to major in social work and minor in elementary education.
Danika Boyd, University of Montevallo, hopes to work with elementary school children as a music education teacher.
Portia Machingura, Savannah Tech then transferring to Georgia Southern, she wants to work with elementary school children.
Morrigan Calvert, Savannah Tech and then Georgia Southern University, will pursue a degree in elementary education.