TSU’s College of Education is hosting a displaced teacher summit to help educators reinvent themselves in this ever changing job market.  The Summit will take place on  July 14th starting at 9:00 a.m. in the College of Education located on the campus of Texas Southern University.

According to Dr. Danita Bailey-Perry, TSU Associate Professor of Education, “During times of transition it is best to have a plan.  This summit is designed to help displaced teachers develop a plan for a successful transition into an alternative career.” She goes on to say that, “[the] workshops will help these teachers determine how to translate their teaching skills into corporate/community assets, renew and build skills that will help them to make a successful transition into a new field and learn what alternative career options and opportunities they might have.”

Keynote speakers for the summit are: Mr. Omar Reid, Director for the City of Houston Department of Human Resources; DeShaunda Warner, Project manager, Elementary Digital Pearson Digital Learning; and Dr. Frazier Wilson, Vice President, Shell Oil Company Foundation Manager, Social Investment.

Summit facilitators hope that participants will leave with a renewed awareness of community resources, enhanced resume writing and interviewing skills, confidence in public speaking, a better knowledge of how teaching skills can be translated into saleable corporate and community assets, educational opportunities, and meet and talk with individuals who have successfully transitioned from teaching to other careers.

“We are looking forward to providing a forum for displaced teachers to share and gain an awareness of other career choices outside of the classroom arena.  The forum will include seminars and workshops designed to enhance their understanding of career options.  The College of Education is pleased to be a partner in this activity,” said Dr. Lillian Poats, Interim Dean of TSU’s College of Education.

There is no cost to attendees and parking will be provided. For additional information please contact Dr. Danita Bailey-Perry at 713-313-4418 or email bailey_dm@tsu.edu.

This summit is FREE. To sign up for the Displaced Teacher Summit, please visit,http://www.tsu.edu/academics/colleges__schools/College_of_Education/careersummit.php



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