We all know that the single most important factor in children’s success in school is having a great teacher at the helm of their classroom. That’s why Project Inspire draws diverse candidates into the teaching profession and arms them with the tools to help change lives in our local schools!

Project Inspire, a program of the Public Education Foundation, takes people from a variety of professional backgrounds outside of education who have a desire to teachand readies them for a career in the classroom. The two-year program includes a course of study as well as extensive classroom experience with a mentor teacher, and culminates in a Master’s degree in education and a placement in a local school.

We recently featured three stories of residents on YouTube and other social media outlets. We’re sharing their stories to highlight the exciting results the program achieves and to underscore the impact a well-equipped teacher can have on ensuring a great education for every child in our community.