Michelle Feo, Jacqueline Davidson, Angelica Bethany and Amber Hillhouse graduated May 18, 2019, from the Elite Educator Program with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a certification in Elementary Education K-6. They also earned an ESOL and reading endorsement.
The Elite Educator Program is a partnership between Pinellas County Schools and St. Petersburg College that prepares students to teach grades K-6 while receiving ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) and Reading certifications. The program lets new teachers hit the ground running by tailoring general education classes to equip them to teach a variety of subjects.
Once the program is completed, graduates receive a paid internship in a Pinellas County Schools classroom. Once the internship completed, a graduate of the program receives a teaching job with Pinellas County Schools.