A celebratory reception was held June 6 at the District offices for the 12 classified employees who have been awarded grants to help them obtain teaching credentials.
The District applied for the grants available under the under the Classified School Employee Teacher Credentialing program, initiated in the 2016-17 by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing to address the state teacher shortage.
The grants are a key component of the District’s Berkeley Pathway to Achieving Credentialed Teachers, launched this school year. The District emphasized its commitment to recruiting and retaining teachers of color in its application for the grants, for which the Teachers of Color Network have advocated.
“I want to say how proud I am of you,” Superintendent Evans told the grantees. “We need you. The kids need you.”
The grants are intended to help classified employees cover costs of obtaining their undergraduate education if needed and certification as credentialed California teachers.
Congratulations to our grantees:
- Reyna Aceves
- Yagoit Ahmed
- Michelle Clachar
- Moshe Cohen
- Jacqueline Cunningham
- Angela Gilder
- Edward Hill Jr.
- Andria Kemp
- Nichelle Pete
- Jeffrey Rindels
- Cynthia Rivera
- LaShonda Roquemore