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Celebrating Success: El Dorado County's Teacher Residency Program Hosts End-of-Year Dinner

08:00 AM - May 13, 2024

El Dorado County's Teacher Residency Program, operated by El Dorado County Office of Education (EDCOE), recently celebrated the culmination of its first year with a grand end-of-year dinner. This event not only recognized the hard work and achievements of the residents and their mentors but also underscored the program's significant role in fostering educational excellence within the community.

Dr. Carolyn Parker, Director of Teacher Residency Program, expressed, “The success of the first cohort of the EDCOE Teacher Residency Program reflects the dedication and collaboration of our residents, mentors, and educational partners. Our residents have not only received invaluable hands-on training and mentorship but are also fully prepared to be educators, ready to make a positive impact in schools in El Dorado County.” 

Launched at the beginning of this academic school year, the program pairs 17 experienced mentor teachers with 13 enthusiastic residents. The program spans across several school districts and county-wide programs, thanks to a partnership with the Teacher College of San Joaquin (TCSJ). The one-year immersion program  integrates practical classroom experience with theoretical learning, providing residents with the knowledge they need to excel.

The celebration provided a platform to recognize the contributions of all those involved in the program, from the dedicated mentors and residents to the participating school districts in El Dorado County that hosted residents this year. It served as an opportunity to honor the robust partnerships that form the program's backbone. 

Through events like these and its ongoing commitment to quality education, EDCOE continues to make significant strides toward enhancing educational standards and teacher preparedness in El Dorado County.

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