BUFORD, Ga.,-Last August, during pre-planning, Buford City Schools' Coach David Snell asked for a five-second time-out from masks as he gathered four of his former graduates to pose for a photo.
All four of these individuals were Buford Alumni and are back at school, but now they are sitting behind the teacher's desk.
According to Snell, "We are growing our own educators through the Teaching as a Profession Pathway."
The Teaching as a Profession cluster is one of the three education career cluster pathways established by the Georgia Department of Education.
Students are prepared to plan, manage, and provide education and training services and related learning support services. This pathway also introduces the foundations of education, combined with knowledge and skills gained both in the classroom and in the workplace to prepare students for a career in Education.
Snell said, "I am very proud of these former students. They excelled in our TAP Pathway and are now doing amazing things in their own classrooms!"
Buford High School education students complete internships at Buford Elementary and Buford Academy during their second and third-year Education Pathway courses.
Pictured above, Coach David Snell, Averie DiGiacamo, and Jenna Rolin, both teach at Buford Academy. Jordan Deep who teaches at Buford Senior Academy, and Blake Church who teaches Math at Buford High School.
Assistant Superintendent of Student Achievement, Dr. Amy Chafin said, "Over 13 million jobs are represented by education in the U.S. The rigor of this Education and Training Career Cluster equips our students to become confident classroom leaders."