Mills College to Host US Department of Education Roundtable on Transforming the Teaching Profession
Oakland, CA–February 14, 2012 The Mills College School of Education will be the site of a roundtable discussion led by US Department of Education Teaching Ambassador Fellow Geneviève DeBose. The roundtable will provide an opportunity for local prospective teachers to share their experiences and raise issues they want the federal government to address.
“We are excited that our prospective teachers in the Mills College teacher preparation programs have the opportunity to lend their voices to this national dialogue,” said School of Education Dean Kathy Schultz. “Their opinions are critical to a new vision of teaching—one in which teachers are respected and supported.”
“We want to hear from teachers directly and include their perspective in US Department of Education decisions. As President Obama said, ‘Teachers matter.’ The first step in elevating the teaching profession is to hear directly from teachers themselves and have them lead this process,” DeBose said.
DeBose is a national board certified teacher with classroom experience in Oakland and Los Angeles. As a full-time Washington fellow, she is able to inform US Department of Education policy with the experiences of teachers and students.
Roundtable discussion with Mills College teacher preparation program students and Fellow Geneviève DeBose
Friday, February 17
Mills College Teacher Preparation Program
5000 MacArthur Blvd.