Close to 90 percent of teachers choose to enter a program because of their desire to work with children.
Nothing tells the story of alternative certification better than the teachers themselves. Here we have just a sampling of our graduates. Meet five extraordinary individuals, all from different backgrounds, all teaching different subjects with different approaches, but all making a real difference in children’s lives.
Baljit Singh Gill
Caruthers High School, Fresno County
California Teacher Corps Outstanding Educator of the Year, 2011
San Francisco Unified School District
Turlock High School, Turlock
Anderson Valley Elementary School, Boonville
Kindergarten and High School, in the subjects of ESL, Spanish and Kindergarten reading
Robert Peary Middle School, Los Angeles
Grades 6-8, ELL English and History
The California Teacher Corps Michael McKibbin Outstanding Educator Award is designed to honor an outstanding educator in California who has completed, or is currently enrolled in, an Alternative Certification credentialing route. Award winners receive a $500 (1st place) or $250 (2nd and 3rd place) cash award. Nomination forms are accepted annually. Submit your nomination today!