By Julia McNally (18)
The Future Educators Club is a club at Wethersfield High School that trains the future teachers of tomorrow. This program is run by Gina Gallivan, a Wethersfield High School teacher, who is dedicated to helping students learn what it takes to be an educator. It meets once a month right after school in room 332.
Students who participate in the program have the option to shadow any teacher in the district they want for a day. The gives them the opportunity to learn what it’s like in class in an actual classroom setting and get real experience teaching students.
To get the real scoop, I interviewed Lexi Munger, Wethersfield High School Junior, who has been a member of the club for three years. Upon inquiry, Munger stated, “The Future Educators Club gave me the opportunity to be mentored by experienced educators in a hands on classroom setting, working with children.”
Through this interview I really saw how her life had been impacted in an extremely positive way because of her participation. Munger also said, “My entire life I’ve wanted to be a teacher and this club and now I can begin to pursue my dreams.”
Central Connecticut State University hosts a field trip where the students who participate in the club are able to attend for the day. They got to do a whole workshop and listen in on seminars at the university.