Workshop to Inspire Prospective Teachers

Michelle Hughes, assistant professor education

Michelle Hughes, assistant professor education

More than 40 area high school students interested in a teaching career will attend a workshop, “Let’s Talk Teaching,” Thursday, Nov. 7, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Westmont’s Page Hall. The event is sponsored by the Westmont Education Department, Westmont Admissions and Partners in Education. For more information, please contact Michelle Hughes, assistant professor of education, mhughes@westmont.edu or 565-6257.

Kelly Choi, 2013 County Teacher of the Year and Dos Pueblos High School mathematics teacher, will welcome students and discuss the role that teachers play in society. The day includes Westmont student-teacher led workshops, opportunities to learn about college admissions, a tour of Westmont’s campus and lunch.

“This is a great opportunity for the Westmont Education Department to inspire the next generation of teachers,” says Michelle Hughes, assistant professor of education.

The students are from six area schools, including Carpinteria, Rincon, San Marcos, Dos Pueblos and Santa Barbara High Schools, as well as the Garden Street Academy.