Early education hopefuls have new opportunity through SVVSD grant
St. Vrain Valley School District’s Pathway to Teaching, or P-TEACH, program received a $100,000 grant from Early Milestones Colorado as part of the Early Childhood Workforce Innovation Grant. The grants were issued to support innovative changes in the early childcare industry after the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a press release. SVVSD is one of six grantees
SVVSD wins $100K grant to help more paraeducators get teaching degrees
Blanca Perez started working as a preschool paraeducator at Longmont’s Indian Peaks Elementary when her oldest son was in kindergarten and discovered a love for working with children. “I feel like they’re my own kids,” she said. She had an associate degree from Front Range Community College and always wanted to continue her education but
P-TEACH Grads Return to Classroom as Apprentice Teachers
Just three months after finishing high school, some recent graduates are back in St. Vrain classrooms. Eight members of the inaugural class of the Pathways to Teaching (P-TEACH) program are working as apprentice teachers at Mountain View Elementary and Timberline PK-8. Apprentices are paraprofessional educators, who, under the direction of a classroom teacher, work to support student learning through a wide range of planning, instruction, and clerical duties.