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Many alumni return as Union County Public Schools teachers
For many teachers and staff members at Union County Public Schools, the adage that you can never go home again is simply not true. Monroe High School has 17 staff members who are alumni. Cory Elvenstar, class of 2009, will begin his first year as a teacher on Monday, at his alma mater, Monroe High School. He said the teachers there are a big part of why he decided to go into education. He sought out a job in Union County Public Schools and was a substitute teacher at other schools. However, he said, he felt Monroe was the best fit for him.Full Story
Global Teacher Leader Visits Monroe High
Monroe High School faculty and staff continued their staff development series on Wednesday, May 21st with a visit from Julie Van Olden, Union County Public Schools Global Teacher Leader. This was valuable exposure for the Monroe High School educators as Mrs. Van Olden shared her global perspective along with important information about the Global Teacher Leaders program.
Mrs. Van Olden shared her personal story as a member of the global community. Most importantly, she shared practical ways to infuse globalization into instruction in a meaningful and authentic way. Her presentation started with a flag recognition activity in which teachers worked collaboratively to identify the country each flag represents. This was an excellent way to break the ice and it reminded teachers and staff that a simple activity can be used across different content areas to introduce globalization. Teachers played an active role during the presentation sharing ideas about the possible uses for different activities in their classes.Full Story