MARTIN (September 20) – The University of Tennessee at Martin WestTeach Program has announced its class of 2021 that includes educational leaders who represent 16 West Tennessee school districts. WestTeach is an extension of the WestStar Leadership Program, whose mission is to identify, encourage and equip community-minded people who want to become involved in West Tennessee’s economic success and are willing to accept leadership roles. Among those graduates are Kandace Jackson, transition case manager for Weakley County Schools and JB Suiter, 10th grade geometry and personal finance teacher at Union City High School.
Class members attend sessions throughout the fall semester to learn more about West Tennessee’s economic needs and opportunities and meet with regional industry and community leaders. Educators will also meet with community child resource agents to greater understand what their students might experience outside of the classroom. Members also become part of a growing network of educators and community leaders dedicated to serving the region.
For more information about the WestTeach Program, contact Virginia Grimes, assistant director, at 731-881-7298.