(Lake County, Calif.) March 24, 2021 – Lake County Office of Education’s (LCOE) Teach Lake County (TLC) program has been working to improve the local work force and increase student outcomes for four years.
“The number one factor in student success is their relationship with teachers,” Brock Falkenberg, Lake County Superintendent of Schools said. “Good teachers are that important.”
There is currently a national, state-wide, and local teacher shortage.
The program provides an option for those already established in Lake County to get their teaching credential. This cultivates teachers who already have roots in the community and are more likely to stay.
“By training local residents to become teachers, it mitigates teacher turnover in Lake County schools,” said Falkenberg. “Less turnover creates more consistent and stable teacher/student relationships. Students are more successful.”