TSTT honored at Recognition Brunch

A group of students standing with guidance counselors and the principals from the middle and high schoolOn May 9, over 100 distinguished guests including local, county, state and federal officials, prominent educators, supporters and current and future teachers joined in the Celebration of Sullivan County’s school Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers (TSTT) Annual Recognition Brunch. The event took place at Bernie’s Holiday Restaurant in Rock Hill.

TSTT is for students who are interested in a career that involves teaching, coaching or leading. TSTT mentors these students by preparing them with effective leadership skills while still in high school.

The program is part of a school initiative that supports and mentors students who would like to pursue a career in education. The program’s advisor, Lisa Adrian-Davies, helps to identify, recruit, and mentor those current students who after college may return to Liberty classrooms as teachers and school leaders.

The Annual Recognition Ceremony is an opportunity for the organization to honor leaders in education, dedicated teachers, and future educators on their accomplishments over the past year.

Students in grades 8-12 have an opportunity to participate in the Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers (TSTT) program at Liberty.

TSTT members meet regularly in the high school and may take part in TSTT excursions such as college visits, career and leadership based workshops, and conferences. Soon they will begin weekly tutoring sessions with middle school students and students who speak English as a Second Language.

TSTT students can qualify for a minimum 50 percent tuition scholarship from its growing roster of partner colleges.

TSTT program features include:
• Career Development Workshops
• Teaching with Technology Conferences
• Teacher Mentors
• Tutor Training
• Job Shadowing
• College Guidance and Visits
• SAT Preparation
• Summer Internships
• College and Career Counseling Assistance

Students who would like to learn more about TSTT can contact their building principal, guidance counselor or Lisa Adrian-Davies at LAdrianDavies@libertyk12.org or (845) 292-5400 ext. 4209.