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RHS shines spotlight on future educators

In an effort to help with the current teacher shortage, Russellville High School is committed to “grow their own” culture by encouraging students interested in pursuing a career in education. The school buoyed this effort with its first Future Educators’ Signing Day.

Similar to an athletic signing, five students signed certificates of commitment to education, surrounded by family, friends and other future educators.

“The purpose of Future Educators’ Signing Day is to celebrate graduating seniors from the class of 2021 that are making the important decision to take on the challenge of educating the future youth of Alabama,” said RHS Career Tech Director Natalie Bendall. “This celebration will continue to create excitement for those students who are willing to step up and take on the challenge of becoming an educator to fill many needed educator positions in the state.”

Seniors who signed certificates of commitment were Shelby Carson, Abigail Dodson, Alana Jenkins, Iris Salgado and Lauren Mae Sturdivant.   

Although this certificate is not a legally binding contract, the students got to be recognized for their commitment to pursuing careers in education.