Reach to Teach
What is Reach to Teach all About?
Studies show that when students have teachers who come from the same racial and cultural background they do, they perform better academically, have higher self-esteem, stay in school longer and graduate at higher rates. Therefore, Westfield State University (WSU) and Springfield Public Schools (SPS) developed this unique partnership to give Springfield students a pathway and the support to become professional teachers in the very schools where they were educated, especially in the subjects of math, science, and special education.
THE PROGRAM PROVIDES THESE BENEFITS TO ELIGIBLE STUDENTS:
• Automatic admission to Westfield State University
• Technical support on the application process
• Available scholarship funding during junior and senior years
AND MOST IMPORTANTLY:
• A guaranteed job and mentorship with Springfield Public Schools!
Click on the brochure below to learn more now!
For more information, please contact the student's high school counselor; SPS Executive Officer for Student Services Yolanda Johnson at (413) 787-7021; or the WSU Dean of Education Cheryl Stanley at (413) 572-5326.
Upcoming Informational Events
Please be sure to check back here for lists of any and all upcoming Informational Sessions designed to inform SPS families about becoming involved with Reach to Teach
Also, listen out for the latest happenings on WTCC 90.7 FM and BOMBA radio 104.1 FM