Barren County High School’s principal Amy Irwin, and science teacher Samantha Huffman, have come together to form a new club, Future Educators of America, also known as FEA. The club is open to any high school student planning on becoming a teacher in any field.
“I am very excited to take on this club because first off I’m extremely passionate about teaching,” Huffman said, “That is a great opportunity to pass on the torch, and hopefully spark a little bit more interest in education.”
It seems that interest in becoming an educator is already growing, according to members of the organization.
“I was happy to hear that there was a club available in the pathway I wanted to join,” Shae Tracy, member of FEA said.
Tracy, along with other members of FEA, will be able to learn the basics of being an educator. Regardless of the subject or grade a student would like to teach, they will have the opportunity to have one-on-one experience with teachers and students of that age as a way of gaining experience in the educational field.
Carlie Stephens, also a member of FEA, said,”I think the club will open up many opportunities for those of us choosing to become teachers. It’s great to see so many of us wanting to better the future.”
The club plans to have activities such as Safe Trick-or-Treating, Holiday Gathering, Read Across America, Job Shadowing, Guest Speakers, Service Project, and an End of the Year Party.
After promoting these numerous activities, the club has already started to gain traction. So far, there are 14 people that have joined, and the number is only rising. The club had its first meeting on Dec. 11 during WIN.
Students interested in joining FEA are welcome to visit Mrs.Huffman in room 24, or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.