Carpenter Elementary kindergarten students recently had a group of guest teachers---students from Deer Park High School-South Campus who are training to be future educators through the Junior Achievement program. The high school students had previously taught first-graders at another school.
According to DPHS-SC Teacher Peggy Heatley, the students are in the Education Co-Op Program and have jobs in the district as a teacher’s aide or in a local daycare center. “The Junior Achievement program sends the lesson kits with the lessons and hands-on activities,” Heatley said. “My students use the outline provided but add their own words and examples in the lesson.”
The future teachers worked on preparations for two-three weeks, collaborating with classmates teaching the same lesson and working as a team. “This is a great opportunity for my students to practice teaching a lesson from start to finish and experience a real life scenario,” Heatley explained. “The lessons introduce the kindergarten students to financial literacy and social studies learning objectives such as earning, saving, and sharing money.”
Junior Achievement also offers scholarship opportunities for participants.
Gale will represent DPISD in the regional competition.
Deepwater Elementary - Andrew Chester
Deer Park Elementary - Jenny Tabuena
Early Childhood Center - Amanda Patterson
Fairmont Elementary - Tiffany McMillan
Parkwood Elementary - Susan DeCoux
San Jacinto Elementary - Matthew Lincheck
Bonnette Junior High - Anne Berridge
Deepwater Junior High - Blanca Hsu
Deer Park Junior High - Brent Harvell
Deer Park High School-South Campus - Jered Smith
Deer Park High School- Wolters - Cathey Jones
RUNNER-UP DPISD Elementary Teacher of the Year/Dabbs Elementary - Steven Robson
RUNNER-UP DPISD Secondary Teacher of the Year/DPHS-North Campus - Rachelle Corry
DPISD Elementary Teacher of the Year/Carpenter Elementary - Amber Miller
DPISD Secondary Teacher of the Year/Fairmont Junior High - Jeffrey Gale
Congratulations to Carpenter Elementary Kindergarten Teacher Amber Miller! This afternoon, Superintendent Stephen Harrell announced that she had been selected 2021-22 DPISD Elementary Teacher of the Year. Also participating in the presentation were members of the Teacher of the Year selection committee, the District administration, and, as surprise guests, members of Miller’s family.
Miller will represent DPISD in the regional competition. The District Secondary Teacher of the Year will be announced soon!