Woman trades business world for classroom

  • Follow Metro

NORTH AUGUSTA --- After 15 years in the business world, Jane Monroe is stepping into the classroom to share her experience with North Augusta High School students.

Mrs. Monroe is one of about a dozen first-year teachers using their real-world knowledge as a platform for teaching in the Program of Alternative Certification for Educators.

PACE puts skilled employees in the classroom to earn their teaching certification while instructing classes.

A 15-day course this summer, which included instruction on how to create lesson plans and manage a classroom, put Mrs. Monroe on the fast track to her first year.

In addition to teaching four classes, ranging from business law to keyboarding, she'll take graduate-level courses to earn her certification in three years.

Her black suit is ready to set the professional tone for the first day.

Though she's not in the world of finance and management anymore, Mrs. Monroe said her tone will let students know they aren't that far from the real world themselves, and they'll be treated like adults.

"I'll talk to them about my background, and I let them know that over the course of the year I hope they develop a passion for something I'm teaching them," she said.

The Augusta Chronicle will follow Mrs. Monroe on her first day of class today.

Check for updates on her day and a follow-up in Tuesday's newspaper.

Reach Julia Sellers at (706) 823-3424 or julia.sellers@augustachronicle.com.

Comments (1) Add comment
ADVISORY: Users are solely responsible for opinions they post here and for following agreed-upon rules of civility. Posts and comments do not reflect the views of this site. Posts and comments are automatically checked for inappropriate language, but readers might find some comments offensive or inaccurate. If you believe a comment violates our rules, click the "Flag as offensive" link below the comment.
corgimom
33899
Points
corgimom 08/17/09 - 01:26 pm
0
0
For anyone that questions why

For anyone that questions why there are curriculum coaches in school, this is a perfect example. There aren't enough Education majors to teach, so they have to hire out-of-field teachers. Nobody can learn to teach in 15 days, so the curriculum coach has to teach them all year long. Good luck to Ms. Monroe, may you have much success.

Back to Top

Search Augusta jobs