T.E.A.M. Teach- August 2015!

Become a T.E.A.M. Teach Player!

T.E.A.M. Teach Textbook Check-In and Check-Out


We will be checking in your books from this summer from now until August 10th and checking out books for summer during finals week. You can bring your books and/or come and check out your books with our TEAM Teach advisor Rita Herghelian in her office which is located in the WHC Lemoore Library in Room 435. You can also e-mail her at ritaherghelian@whccd.edu or call her at 925-3321.

As a T.E.A.M. Teach member you can check out up to 3 textbooks per semester based on availability. We have over 300 textbooks available for check out this fall and the first day you can check out textbooks is Thursday, August 13th. Our checkout location is in the WHC Lemoore Library to the right of the front counter. Here are the days and times for textbook checkout...it is first come, first serve, so be there early!

  • Thursday, August 13th from 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • Monday, August 17th from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, August 18th from 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 19th from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • Other hours to be announced!


Thanks to all our T.E.A.M. Teach students who served as mentors at our 5c Experience 2015! Check out the video below!





Transfer/Graduation Celebration....RSVP Today!

Our annual graduation/transfer celebration lunch and final huddle of the year will take place on Tuesday, May 12th from Noon-1:00 at the WHC Lemoore Conference Center. We have 55 folks who have RSVPd so far to attend and you must register to get in the door and so we can celebrate the end of a great academic year. The last day to RSVP is this Friday, May 8th by midnight… so please click on the link below to order your ticket to the event and RSVP.



If you are graduating or transferring also be sure to e-mail Rita Herghelian (ritaherghelian@whccd.edu) with your degree and/or transfer school so we can prepare your parting gift and prepare your seat at the table of honor! If you are graduating/transferring you can also bring up to 2 guests with you…but you need to let Rita know that! Did I mention we are serving Coldstone and Wahoos! Register today and have a great week!



#teamteachgetscreative Photo Contest!

Congratulations to Reed McMillan who won our #teamteachgetscreative contest with the photo below and won himself a $25 gift card! I will be posting the Top 10 photos on our website soon!




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We are now on Instagram.... pause for applause... you can follow us at team.teach!



Save the Date- Spring 2015

Mark your calendars now for our monthly huddles for the spring semester. We serve free pizza at all our events and our time features T.E.A.M. Teach updates, challenges, guest speakers from the field of education and a chance to network with your fellow future teachers:

  • February Frenzy Huddle- Tuesday, February 3rd at Noon in the WHC Lemoore Conference Center
  • Epic Ed Plan Huddle- Tuesday, March 10th at Noon in the WHC Lemoore Conference Center
  • The Central Vally University Road Trip- Friday, March 20th
  • Awesome April Huddle- Thurdsay, April 9th from 11:30 a.m.-1:00 in the WHC Lemoore Conference Center
  • T.E.A.M Teach Transfer/Graduation Celebration- Tuesday, May 12th at noon in the WHC Lemoore Conference Center



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T.E.A.M. Teach Gives Back(Pack)!

Our 3rd annual “T.E.A.M. Teach Gives Back (Pack)” event resulted in 64 backpacks being donated! We sent out a delivery crew of T.E.A.M. Teach students (see picture above) to deliver the backpacks to students in our local schools this week and we have already heard back from some of the grateful students and school district personnel. Thanks to everyone who contributed… you have made a difference in the life of a child in our valley through your generosity.

Get Your Latest T.E.A.M. Teach info on Twitter........@teamteach



The 2015 T.E.A.M. Teach T-Shirt Design Challenge Winners!


Congratulations to Kimberlee Raulino and Carlos Berumen who won the T.E.A.M. Teach T-shirt design challenge. We will be combining their designs to create the coolest-most-awesome-phenomenal-fantastical t-shirt of all-time ever. How do you get one of these? Simple… attend 6 huddles in the 2014-2015 school year and it is yours! The designs are above and we will make a few minor revisions to them. Thanks to all who participated and you have earned priority textbook checkout if you did submit a design!

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T.E.A.M. Teach Program at WHC Lemoore for Future Teachers!

Our T.E.A.M. Teach program has created a video to show you what our program is all about... check it out below.. and pass on the YouTube link to others who may be interested!


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5c Experience Gets HAPPY @ WHC Lemoore!

In June 2014 we hosted the 12th annual 5c Experience that provided a college experience for 148 6th-8th graders I want you to take a few moments to watch this “Happy” video that was put together by our students and staff. You will recognize many of the staff as they are members of our TEAM Teach program!



Epic Transfer/Celebration Huddle to Wrap Up Semester

Thanks to all of you who came to our #epichuddle on Thursday, May 15th.. we had a great turnout and celebrated well! Congratulations to all of our T.E.A.M. Teach peeps who are moving on and moving up... check out the photo of our graduation/transfer students and also the coolest cap at graduation that was worn by T.E.A.M. Teach member Kayla Meneses at #WHCLGrad2014!

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Thanks for all your help at the 1st annual Honor-an-Educator Pancake Breakfast.. 99 tickets sold and $1,000 raised in scholarship money for students in our program!




Pathways to the Classroom Video- Check it Out!

Our T.E.A.M. Teach program has created a video that also shows you how to do this... check it out below.. and pass on the YouTube link to others who may be interested!

Top 10 Reasons to Join T.E.A.M. Teach


  1. Textbook Check Out - Check out up to three textbooks a semester for free! Books will be available for check out the Wednesday before the semester begins! Saves you hundreds of $ each semester!
  2. Jobs - CTE tutors at local high schools, After School Programs, 5C Experience, AVID, and many other opportunities.
  3. University Partnerships - West Hills College has transfer partnerships and degree completion programs with Fresno Pacific and Fresno State. Take satellite courses, upper division coursework, and credential classes here on the WHC Lemoore campus.
  4. Mentor Connect- Mentor teachers will help guide you through the pipeline.
  5. CBEST Test Prep - Preparation classes for the CBEST test are offered annually.
  6. Counseling - A dedicated T.E.A.M. Teach counselor will meet with you on a regular basis to ensure you have the correct education plan for your chosen teacher pathway
  7. Monthly Huddles and Events- Each month the students in our program "huddle up" for information, food, and support. We also host an annual kickoff dinner, annual conferences, and other events to help you become a teacher!
  8. T.E.A.M. Teach Website- visit our website which has links to register for the program, education links, resources, videos, and other information. Go to teamteach.westhillscollege.com (no www or http required)
  9. T.E.A.M. Teach Updates- Twitter, Text, and E-mail- a monthly e-mail from the program, twitter updates, and texts keep you up-to-date on the latest T.E.A.M. Teach information.  You can follow us on Twitter @ Twitter.com/teamteach or get text updates sent directly to your cell phone by texting "follow teamteach" to 40404.
  10. Learning Community Classes: during your first two semesters we have learning community classes available which share students, curriculum, and teachers to prepare you for your own classroom. The learning community classes features classes to help you learn teaching techniques and provide hands-on classroom experiences (Education 1 and Education 5), improve your communication skills (English 1A or 51A and Communications 1), and increase your technology skills (CIS 7)

If you are interested in joining the program please use the Join the T.E.A.M. button and submit your information. You will be assigned a level and contacted with further information . The levels are as follows:

Rookie: Enrolled at West Hills College and interested in teaching

Single A: Complete EDUC 1, complete 1-3-5 plan, 30 hours of service in a k-12 classroom,

Double A: Complete 30+ units, current 1-3-5 plan, 60+ hours of service in a k-12 classroom, take CBEST.

Triple A: Transfer to 4-year university, working towards B.A. and teaching credential, take and pass state tests (CBEST/CSET/RICA)

Major Leagues: Prime-time teacher with either Preliminary Multiple Subject or Single Subject credential, working as mentor to college students (Job shadows, master teacher, etc.)


T.E.A.M (Teaming Educators, Administrators, and Mentors) Teach is a top-notch teacher development program that will provide a high quality education for our community through effective teaching practices and learning partnerships.T.E.A.M Teach creates a team approach to a successful college experience, college going advocacy and retention, and strengthening the 3 stages of the teacher education pipeline (recruit, travel, exit). 

T.E.A.M. Staff


James Preston- Dean of Educational Services

925-3146; jamespreston@whccd.edu

Office located in the Administration Building


Tiffani Gonzales, T.E.A.M. Teach Counselor

925-3128; tiffanigonzales@whccd.edu

Office located in the Administration Building


Jasmine Wyatt- Student-Worker



T.E.A.M. Team

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