Approximately 113 Aldine ISD TAFE (Texas Association of Future Educators) seniors signed letters of intent to return to Aldine to teach once they have completed their college degrees.
The seniors who are interested in a teaching career signed their letters of intent during the Future Educators Signing Ceremony held in their honor on Tuesday, May 16 at the Child Nutrition Center.
Aldine ISD Superintendent Dr. LaTonya M. Goffney encouraged the seniors to think seriously about becoming teachers because of the profound impact teachers make in the lives of others.
“Teaching is a calling and I invite you to accept this calling,” Dr. Goffney said. “If it wasn’t for teachers, I wouldn’t be standing here today.”
Dr. Goffney added teachers play a vital role in society.
“Our profession makes all other professions possible,” she said.
Davis High School graduate Arrietna Farris, a former TAFE student, and current TAFE student Paola Cancino of MacArthur High School delivered special remarks.
“Go to college and enjoy your four years,” Farris said, who was a member of the first graduating class at Davis High School.
Cancino said she has wanted to be a teacher since she was a little girl and will spend the next four years preparing for her future as an educator.
“I knew what my passion was and I’ve always wanted to be a teacher,” she said. “The TAFE program allowed me to grow as a person. This program has solidified my goals of wanting to become a teacher.”
Scott Corrick, director of staffing in Human Resources, challenged the seniors to earn their degrees and return to Aldine to teach.
“We hope this is the start of an exciting journey,” he said. “Stay driven, stay committed and follow your plan. Aldine wants you back.”
Franklin Higgins, director of career and technical education, delivered the welcome and Brooke Martin, program director of career and technical education, introduced Farris and Cancino and announced the 113 TAFE students who attended the Future Educators Signing Ceremony.
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