Learn why it's great to be a teacher

Mesa Public Schools teams up with University of Phoenix June 8 for the It's Great to Be a Teacher event at Mesa Community College.

IGTBATDiscover the benefits of becoming a teacher, substitute teacher or instructional aide at the June 8 It's Great to Be a Teacher event at Mesa Community College.

Find out what an education career at Mesa Public Schools is all about. District schools are hiring teachers, substitute teachers, instructional aides and more. Hear from a panel of experts, including 2015 Milken Educator award-winner Nicki Derryberry, discussing why the education field is more rewarding than ever before. Attendees may also attend breakout sessions to learn about the requirements to become an educator, including how to become a certified teacher through an alternative pathway. 

The district partnered with University of Phoenix for the free event. 

"We want to elevate teaching as a professional career of choice," says Nicole Berkebile, regional development specialist at University of Phoenix. "The intended purpose is to educate and inform the community on the many ways they can get involved the classroom, either as a full-time teacher, substitute or instructional aide."

Event attendees will have the opportunity to meet and network with district leaders, and learn about programs from Mesa Community College and University of Phoenix that can prepare them for the education field.

"The community will learn about the rewarding career options in Mesa Public Schools," Berkebile says. "There will be hiring personnel from the district on site to talk with them, as well as representatives from MCC, Arizona State University and University of Phoenix to discuss education options."

The event takes place 6 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, at Mesa Community College's Social/Cultural Science building, 1833 W. Southern Ave., Mesa. Find more information and register online.

"Mesa Public Schools is always looking to hire great people to work with our students," says Bruce Petersen, district human resources director. "If you want to learn more about becoming an instructional aide, substitute teacher or teacher, this is the event to attend."

(Photo by Tim Hacker/Mesa Public Schools)


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