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St. Vrain seeks to grow teacher rolls by sparking students' interest
By Amy Bounds, Daily Camera
The St. Vrain Valley School District is tackling a statewide teacher shortage by creating a grow-your-own program for high school students.
The district's goal is to inspire and prepare students to go into teaching, especially in hard-to-fill areas of high school math and science, bilingual education, early childhood education and special education.
"This is a great way to create a pipeline of teachers and paraprofessionals from our own district," said Diane Lauer, St. Vrain's assistant superintendent of priority programs.
For students, the program is an opportunity to earn college credit while still in high school and try out teaching as a career through internships.