LCC Future Teachers Club prepares aspiring educators for their careers
By Ashlee Buhler
The Future Teachers Club is the perfect avenue for students who plan to pursue a career in education. Whether the dream is to become a teacher or paraprofessional, the club has a lot to offer.
“Members of the Future Teachers Club have the ability to learn about current education trends and ideas outside a traditional classroom setting,” said Geoff Quick, one of three club advisers along with Ann Selleck and Carmela D’Alessandro.
“(Students) also have opportunities to be a part of activities and events that can be added to their resume, which can assist them in gaining acceptance to a college of education upon transferring to a four-year college or university.”
The club also helps students develop professional and leadership skills, while having the opportunity to network with professionals in their field.
“The goal of the club is to prepare future educators for going into the classroom once they graduate,” said Toree Rewerts, president of the Future Teachers Club. “(We aim) to get a community link so that once we graduate we have some place to start looking for a job.”
Rewerts said “adopting a library” is one of the biggest projects the club is currently working on.
“We had some funds left over— about $600 —from a book share that we had held,” she said. “So we used those funds to buy a bunch of new books from scholastic for a local school’s library.”
The club meets on LCC’s Downtown Campus twice a month. Exact dates and times for this semester are still to be decided.
Students interested in joining the Future Teachers Club should send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Students can also find the Future Teachers club on Facebook by searching “LCC Future Teachers Club/SMEA.”