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Educators Rising students pose for photo at state competition

Educators Rising students find success at state conference

Shadow Ridge High School Educators Rising students recently participated in the Educators Rising State Leadership Conference on March 20-22 held in Tucson. 

Fifteen students from Shadow Ridge attended the event and competed in various competitions related to the education profession. Six students placed in their events and have qualified to attend the national conference this summer. Halle Feltner took first place and Logan Gibbs took second place in Lesson Planning and Delivery - STEM, Sarah DeCovnivk and Remie Whitt placed first in the Ethical Dilemma team event, and Jilliana Chacon and Maddelyn Meirose took second place in the Inside Our School Presentation team event. Additionally, Darnell Arizaga-Edmond, Joseph Behner, Katelyn Finley, Ryndi Gentner, Nevaeh Heil, and Liana Vargas placed in the top ten in their respective events and also qualified to attend the national conference. 

The 2023 Educators Rising National Conference will take place June 29 - July 2 in Orlando, Florida. 

Educators Rising Arizona is a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) for students participating in Education Professions that is dedicated to ensuring that the future is full of high quality educators starting in high school. Educators Rising Arizona provides students with the opportunities to take what they learn in their Early Childhood Education and Education Professions classes and apply them to relevant, scenario-based competitions at the annual State Leadership Conference. Educators Rising Arizona also offers professional development opportunities and practical applications for students who aspire to enter the teaching profession by providing them with engaging breakout sessions centered around best practices and leadership development. 

Education Professions is a Career and Technical Education (CTE) program offered at Shadow Ridge High School that prepares students for employment or post-secondary opportunities in the education field. The program provides instruction in education career choices, education structure and systems, theory, pedagogy, developmental stages, learning styles and methodology. The program also provides interactive experiences with students at different age levels, in a variety of content areas in educational environments. 


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