It was a GREAT DAY to be a Louisiana RISING EDUCATOR!! Vermilion Parish Rising Educators at Erath High School, Abbeville High School and Kaplan High School participated in the UL Lafayette College of Education & Human Development / Educators Rising Collegiate future teacher signing ceremony today. Twelve graduating seniors from five Louisiana school districts publicly declared their intent to pursue careers in education while families, teachers, district personnel and community members cheered them on.
Seven incoming college freshmen, or half of today’s UL future teacher signees, were from Vermilion Parish School System. Students listened to guest speakers, participated in panel discussions and proudly signed letters of intent to major in Education this morning in the UL student union’s Bayou Bijou Theatre.
Erath High future teachers:
Abbeville High future teachers:
-Luis Garcia Cruz AHS (not pictured)
Kaplan High future teacher:
These graduating seniors will begin classes at UL Lafayette in the fall. Today’s event is fueled by Educators Rising, a hands-on student organization and comprehensive curriculum program committed to creating quality opportunities for middle and high school students to pursue careers in education and develop their teaching craft. We are pleased and proud to congratulate these rising educators as we grow our own crop of Vermilion Parish teachers!