The Southwest Career and Technical Academy welcomed 19 new teachers, first year instructors and transfers from within the district, for the 2010-2011 school year.
“I love it. It’s like going home. Everyone is helpful and accepting. Students are driven to become successful,” said Mr. Jeffrey Ball, a first year computer based projects instructor.
Overall, four teachers are new to teaching and SWCTA.
“This is a great campus and great kids that really care about their education compared to other schools,” stated Mr. Carl Lane, a first year Algebra I and II Honors instructor.
Teachers were hired to replace four teachers who retired, transferred or left the profession.
“I love Spanish. It’s my passion. I love to teach different ways to say different things,” states Mr. Nathan Jayme, a first year Spanish instructor.
Other teachers who transferred from either out of state or from within the district maintain high expectations, such as Mrs. Shannon Bailey, who previously worked in Columbus, Georgia.
“I expect students to do their best and come ready to learn,” Bailey stated.
Students expect the new teachers to bring fresh ideas and perspectives to their subject matter this year.
“The teachers are doing a great job, especially with knowing how to use all the new technology,” sophomore Marina Triplett replied.
SWCTA will continue adding faculty for the 2011-2012 school year, at which time the first senior class will be preparing to graduate.