Published on February 3rd, 2023 | by University Communications


Saint Leo’s FFEA advisors, student officers help ‘grow’ new teachers

While Saint Leo University’s Undergraduate Education Department focuses on preparing university students to become educators, that is just one part of the program. From January 27 through January 29, Saint Leo Florida Future Educators of America (FFEA) advisors and student officers attended the FFEA conference in Orlando, FL.

FFEA increases awareness of career opportunities in education and fosters an interest in teaching among high school students. At a time when there is an extreme teacher shortage in the state, FFEA and Saint Leo are intent on providing educators for the future.

More than 600 of those students from teaching academies at high schools throughout the state attended this conference. Two of Saint Leo’s partner teaching academies — Hernando and Weeki Wachee high schools from Hernando County, FL — participated in the January conference.

“The conference vibe was one of excitement, hope, and positivity,” said Kate Wittrock, instructor of education. “It’s nice to see so many students that want to be teachers and view teaching as their passion!”

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