Boettcher program trains teachers to be successful

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Boettcher program trains teachers to be successful

Six teachers begin program in La Plata County this year
To learn more

Visit www.boettcherteachers.org to learn more about the Boettcher Teacher Residency program.
The program for 2016-2017, which starts in July, is accepting applicants at www.boettcherteachers.org/how-to-apply/application-instruction/.
If accepted, applicants must also apply to the Colorado Department of Education for educator licensing, including submitting a fingerprint card and test results from the PLC or Praxis II exam, and a Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

Boettcher program trains teachers to be successful

Leigh Gillette, who is taking part in the Boettcher Teacher Residency program at Durango School District 9-R, works with Olivia Coster, 12, in her science class at Miller Middle School on Wednesday. “With my background, I think ‘Let’s go outside and map, document and inventory,” Gillette said, “but Mr. (Mark) Pastore is helping me add the technology piece.” Olivia is the daughter of Erika Ball and Brandon Coster.
Susana Espinoza, 11, studies her textbook after Leigh Gillette, who is becoming a teacher through the Boettcher Teacher Residency program at Miller Middle School, worked with her in science class. Susana is the daughter of Maria and Antonio Espinoza.
Leigh Gillette, who is taking part in the Boettcher Teacher Residency at Durango School District 9-R, works with Paris Kindall, 12, left, and Grace Holst, 12, in their science class at Miller Middle School. Paris is the daughter of Taliah Agdeppa and Thomas Tamburello, and Grace is the daughter of Cara-Lyn Lappen and Jon Holst.
A science class textbook at Miller Middle School is one of the tools Leigh Gillette, who is becoming a teacher through the Boettcher Teacher Residency program, is using in her training.
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