The Tippecanoe School Corporation and Purdue University's College of Education held a signing ceremony for graduating seniors who plan to pursue a teaching career. Six students who will attend Purdue and three who will study at Ball State University participated in the ceremony at McCutcheon May 14. Two students who will pursue education degrees at Purdue celebrated at Harrison two days later.
"Education Signing Day came about as a way to celebrate the profession and support our students who have been accepted into it," says TSC Assistant Superintendent for Personnel Dr. Susan DeLong.
The students signed this statement: "I will learn from the best. I will ask questions. I will celebrate my successes. I will ask for help when I need it. I will challenge myself. I will learn to be the best educator I can be. I will inspire others. I will transform lives. I will change the world. I will become a teacher."
"We are thrilled to welcome these committed individuals to the teacher education family at Purdue," says Dean of the College of Education Nancy Marchand-Martella. "As a teacher, each of them will transform the lives of their students and change the world one learner at a time. We can't wait to be a part of their journey."