Carthage faculty and students host Educators Rising event for Round Lake High School students
The semi-annual Educators Rising event, designed to attract future educators to Carthage, was held on Oct. 11.
Professor Siovahn Williams, director of the Urban Teacher Preparation Program, welcomed juniors and seniors from Round Lake High School. Endia Robbins, director of equity and inclusion for student engagement, and Victor Escebedo, program specialist for equity and community, led the students in a “letter to my future self” activity. The Carthage student keynote address was presented by Grace Chapa ’24, Spanish major and education minor, and Kiannah Hayes ’25, sociology major and education minor.
The event also included a College Entry 101 session, which consisted of a student panel discussion led by professors Vance Dalzin, Jackie Easley, and Nina Weisling. In addition to Grace and Kiannah, students Christian Cecala ’26, Philip Hunter ’24, Eleanor Barreca ’26, Delaney Bethel ’25, Melissa Brulz ’23, Abby Olson ’25, Alexa Sisarica ’25, and Samuel Reizman ’24 made up the panel. This session contained everything prospective students would need to know about going to college and being successful!
The Teaching and Learning session was designed to answer the question: What are teacher attributes? Frances Chatman, director of student teaching, and Nana LoCicero, adjunct faculty of education, facilitated the activity. They worked with the high school students to explain positive attributes of effective teachers. John Frese, director of admissions and financial aid, gave an admissions presentation, and students enjoyed a tour of the campus!
We look forward to working with the Round Lake students again and will expand our program to other school districts in Illinois.
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