PCPS Educators Complete High Impact Teacher Corps Program

PCPS Educators Complete High Impact Teacher Corps Program

Photo of teachers in HITC program

We have a few more grads to celebrate!

Congratulations to this outstanding group of PCPS educators, who just completed the High Impact Teacher Corps (HITC) program through the Florida Department of Education.

The HITC program gathers teachers from around the state who have a successful track record serving at “turnaround” schools (schools with low grades that are designated for improvement). The HITC teachers spend a year participating in leadership and professional development sessions; as a result, they learn new skills and strategies to benefit their own students, and become mentors to other educators.

“Anyone can become a teacher. It takes dedication, hard work, pride and passion to be a great one,” said Rachel Chase, a reading coach at Griffin Elementary who just completed the HITC program.

“I feel like I’ve grown as a teacher and a leader; my capacity to coach others has grown immensely,” Chase said. “I am so thankful for this amazing opportunity … now it’s time to take what we’ve learned and pay it forward.”

Congrats again to:

– Ronald Shell, Philip O’Brien Elementary
– Nicole Fosmoe, McLaughlin Middle
– Rachel Chase, Griffin Elementary
– Evan Wiedenman, Purcell Elementary
– Kristen Aanerud-Smith, Palmetto Elementary
– Vince Herbst, Denison Middle
– Cathy Scaniffe (not pictured), Eastside Elementary