Dr. Lisha Cabral, Superintendent
50 Oliver St.
North Easton, MA 02356
For Immediate Release
Friday, May 3, 2019
Media Contact: Benjamin Paulin
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Easton’s Oliver Ames High School Holds Future Teacher Signing Event
EASTON — Superintendent Lisha Cabral is pleased to share that Oliver Ames High School held a Future Teacher Signing Day event today to recognize two students who plan to pursue careers in education.
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) encouraged schools throughout the state earlier this year to hold “Teacher Signing Days” in an effort to recognize graduating seniors who have decided to pursue careers in education. “Teacher Signing Days” are also intended to recognize the teachers who taught the students who now aspire to work in education.
The “Teacher Signing Days” are modeled off “signing” events that are held when a high school student decides to play a sport at a college or university.
Oliver Ames High School seniors Jackson Stanley and Kayla Raleigh were recognized at today’s event, which was held at 2:30 p.m. in the school library. Stanley will attend the University of Cincinnati in the fall, and Raleigh will attend the University of Southern Maine.
“We decided to hold a Teacher Signing Day because we wanted to recognize these students for their decision to study the field of education,” Assistant Superintendent Christine Pruitt said. “It’s a challenging, rewarding profession that directly shapes and impacts us all, and these students deserve to be recognized as they begin this chapter of their lives.”
Superintendent Lisha Cabral, Assistant Superintendent Christine Pruitt, High School Principal Wesley Paul and members of the Easton School Committee attended the event, along with family members of the students. Principal Paul spoke on behalf of the students at the event and the importance of the field of education. A short reception followed the signing.
“As an educators, we know too well how important our field is, and its wonderful to see such driven, talented young people choosing to teach,” Superintendent Cabral said. “Congratulations Jackson and Kayla, you’ve chosen a wonderful and valuable career path to pursue.”