March 11, 2016 – Tierra Little, a senior majoring in infant and childhood development, is an aspiring teacher who just started her teaching internship in January. The Fort Valley State University student says she is excited every time she steps foot inside of her kindergarten classroom at Hunt Elementary School in Warner Robins, Ga.
“I just want to nurture the youth and to feed young minds in this fast growing culture,” said the 23-year-old. “My favorite thing about being in the classroom is the excitement that I see in children and when I’ve helped them to learn something.”
On Feb. 19, Little attended the Teacher Recruitment Expo. Students and members of the Middle Georgia community met with representatives from more than 30 school systems from Arkansas, the District of Columbia and the state of Georgia to apply for teaching positions within the education field.
Every year, FVSU hosts the event to help students and veteran teachers connect with school districts and find jobs
Sherrelle Ogletree, a human resources director representing the Lamar County School System, was one of the school districts interviewing aspiring talent for jobs.
“We’re looking for good, solid, highly qualified candidates,” Ogletree said. “I’m always excited to come here. This is our fifth year at the expo, and we have employed FVSU graduates before in our school system.”
For more information, contact Dr. Romelda Simmons at (478) 825-6350.
Caption: Director of Career and Alumni Services Romelda Simmons speaks to students at the 2016 Teacher Expo.
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