A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.
- Henry Brooks Adams
Proud Region 10 Alumnus
We are proud of our interns in the Region 10 Aspire Lead Teach (ALT) Program. As they grow professionally, many add additional certifications and become leaders in their districts. John Mathews is a prime example.
John successfully completed an internship and earned a standard certificate in secondary mathematics. We were impressed with his content and pedagogical knowledge and hired him to teach a review to prepare others for the secondary mathematics examination. John delivered this service for several years, while earning the principal and superintendent credentials.
This year, we were pleased to hear that he was hired as Assistant Superintendent of Celina ISD.
We congratulate and send best wishes for a successful 2016-17 school year to John!
I attended the Region 10 ALT Program and was blessed to have great instructors from whom I learned effective teacher practices. The instruction and peer interaction that I experienced truly prepared me for the teaching profession.
This year I was voted by my peers as the Teacher of the Year, and I have to say thank you to Region 10 for preparing me for what I get to do every day.
I have a Bachelor's, Master's in Business Administration, and several years of experience in the business industry. I received my teacher certification in Business Education from Region 10. Initially, I knew little about teacher preparation programs; however, found out very quickly the significant difference. In contacting and visiting many programs, Region 10 was one of a few whose consultants were former educators. I enjoyed the hybrid learning platform where we accessed online coursework at our convenience and attended classes at Region 10 taught by experienced facilitators. The classes were engaging and interactive. Each course provided valuable information that I continue to use in my classroom today. As I matriculated through the program, my consultant was available and responsive via email or phone anytime. Based on Region 10's reputation of successfully preparing teachers, I landed my dream teacher job. Throughout my first year, my Region 10 consultant remained in contact, visiting my classroom, celebrating my successes and providing constructive feedback. Within 1 year of receiving my standard certificate, I was awarded Distinguished Teacher. Thanks Region 10!
I am pleased to tell you I was named Teacher of the Month for September. Thank you for the professional training I receive through Region 10's certification program. Your exceptional presenters have been an integral part of my achievement, and I expect to make great strides as I continue my training.
I have had an exciting first semester here at Plano ISD. I was unexpectedly presented with new teacher of the year at our staff meeting right before Christmas break. It was such an honor to receive being that I love what I do. Thank you so much for being a part of my success and believing in me.
This experience has been amazing and I have had the pleasure of building a beautiful relationship with my students as well as my team. Unfortunately over the break one of our students passed away and completely broke my heart but yet confirmed why I wanted to be a teacher. I know his time here with us was full of Love and joy. I can't wait to see what 2017 has in store.
Thank you again for believing in me; I am forever grateful!
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