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Teacher Academy
  • Course Description

         Teacher Academy is a pathway for students in the Education and Training career cluster. The Teacher Academy program is a high school program with courses designed to attract students to the field of education, to provide information and field experiences relevant to pursuing a degree in education, and to prepare students for the rigors of a career in education so they will remain long-term educators. The Teacher Academy pathway includes classroom and hands-on experiences that will prepare students for employment or continuing education in the education field.  The course has a weight of 1.10.  

Educators Rising Competition

 GCHS Teacher Academy Students


Spirit Award

Shelby Woods

 Children's Literature 1st Place

Shelby Woods

Maria Reyes

 Job Shadowing 5th Place

Maria Reyes

Camron Stegall

1st place for Exploring Education Administration Careers

Camron Stegall

  • Educators Rising Competition- February 2017

     Congratulations to Teacher Academy students for bringing home several awards including the Overall Spirit Award!


    1st place- Exploring Education Administration Careers- Camron Stegall

    1st place- CTE Lesson Planning- Madison Read

    1st place- Inside our Schools SREB- Abby Eubanks and Kayla Sharp

    1st place- Children's Literature- Shelby Woods

    2nd place- Job Interview- Josie Webster

    3rd place- Public Speaking- Sara Rangel

    3rd place- Impromptu Speaking- Savannah Morgan

    5th place- Job Shadowing- Maria Reyes

    5th place- STEM Lesson Planning- Jewel Havard


  • George County High School Teacher Academy Educators Rising Wins National Conference

    A group of fourteen representing the GCHS Teacher Academy travelled to Boston, Massachusetts the week of June 23-28th to compete in the Educators Rising National Competition at Boston University.   The students competed in a total of five events.  Competition results were three top ten winners on the national level for Teacher Academy, a Career and Technical program for future teachers at the high school level. Travelling in the group was Mrs. Patricia Demko, Teacher Academy Instructor, Mr. Sidney Taylor, Assistant CTE Director, Ms. Cindy Bond, chaperone,  Mrs. Tammy Eubanks, chaperone, Christopher Beall,  Kortney Jackson, Shelbi Waters, Josie Webster, Noah Lillis, Abby Eubanks, Jewel Havard, Anna Sullivan, Gwen Crenshaw and Hailey Blackwell. 


    The highest level winner was Christopher Beall, placing fifth in the nation in the Public Speaking category.  He presented a prepared speech on the effects of poverty in education and suggested strategies for schools to implement in making school life easier for these students. 


    Seventh place was awarded to Kortney Jackson in Exploring Administration Careers.  She job shadowed and interviewed Mr. Wade Whitney, George County High School Principal.  With this information, she created a PowerPoint presentation and presented a ten minute explanation of her research about careers in educational administration.


    Tenth place winners in the group category Inside our Schools were Abby Eubanks, Anna Sullivan, and Josie Webster.  These students presented the collaborative Career and Technical Education project, The Pumpkin Patch, used by our high school to promote literacy in the elementary schools within George and Greene County.  The students created a PowerPoint presentation and a three minute video of the literacy field trip held at the high school last fall. 


    While in Boston, students took part in sightseeing the city, visiting famous spots such as Fenway Park and Harvard University.  The students also took a bus tour followed the Freedom Trail, which highlighted important historical sites and events.  Students experienced many new learning opportunities from eating new foods, travelling on airplanes, riding in taxis and utilizing the city subway system.  This was an educational experience for everyone involved. 


    This trip would not have been possible without the generous donations from area businesses.  Teacher Academy would like to publically thank each one of the following businesses for their support:  Lucedale Rotary Club, Alfa Insurance, State Farm Insurance, Farm Bureau Insurance, Century Bank, Community Bank, L. C. Hatcher, Rocky Creek Elementary, Central Elementary, Barnhills Nursery, Honey Bees’s Florists and Gifts, Jack’s Home Improvements, Rocky Creek Catfish, AJ’s Quick Stop, Mr. Ray Hunter, and Triple C Pawn Shop.


    This national win was not just for Teacher Academy, but for the parents and all previous teachers of these young adults in the George County School District.  This trip would not have been possible without the help of the fabulous faculty and staff at the best high school in the state of Mississippi!  A special thanks to the entire George County School District for your continued support for this program and students.  

  • Boston Photos
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