Leander ISD students who are interested in teaching have the opportunity to study the field of education and gain industry-based education certifications through participation in the LISD Career and Technical Education (CTE) Education and Training program.

“I want to be a teacher because of the impact that my teachers have had throughout all the years – I still talk to my elementary school and middle school teachers because they’ve had such an impact,” Glenn High School Student Kendall Woods said.

Ready, Set, Teach! is a series of classes where students learn about child development, and eventually partner with local schools and teacher mentors for real classroom experience.

“One of my favorite things to do is to get to hire my former Ready, Set, Teach! students,” Stiles Middle School Principal Jayme Spexarth said. “I feel like at that point you’ve come full circle, when someone that you mentored when they were in high school has continued with the profession and then you get to work alongside them within the district.”

Learn more about the program in the video below.

Ready, Set, Teach!