T.E.A.M. Teach- December

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

Check out our T.E.A.M. Teach Photo Album on Flickr from Teach! 2015 by clicking on the link below:


WHCL Team Teach


T.E.A.M. Teach Gives Back (Pack) Challenge! Get Involved and Give Back!

This holiday season we will be reaching out to the community by doing our 4th annual backpack drive. I challenge you to work with a group of people to fund and purchase a backpack filled with school supplies. We will be collecting the backpacks at our last huddle on December 8th from noon-12:50 and backpack providers will get on our priority textbook checkout list for the spring! The past few years we have gone from 40 donated backpacks to 52 donated backpacks to 61 donated backpacks that we were able to get to students in our local schools. The challenge this year is to get to 75 or more backpacks! You can see pictures from last year below!



team.teach on Instagram!

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



Transfer students!Road Tripwinner!Teacher Honor Wall


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


Save the Date- Fall 2015


Here are the dates for some upcoming T.E.A.M. Teach events for this semester. All events will take place in the WHC Lemoore Conference Center unless noted otherwise!

  • Thursday, August 13th- 1st day of textbook checkout- 8:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
  • Week of August 17th-August 20th- Textbook checkout continues
  • Tuesday, September 1st- Kickoff Huddle- Noon-1:00 p.m. (free pizza!)
  • Early October- Roadtrip to San Luis Obispo
  • Tuesday, October 6th- Huddle- Noon-1:00 p.m.- (free pizza!)
  • Friday, October 30th- Teach! 2015 Conference for Future Educators- 9:00-2:00
  • Thursday, November 12th- Huddle- Noon-1:00 p.m. (free pizza!)
  • Tuesday, December 8th- T.E.A.M. Teach Gives Back(pack) Huddle

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, Instagram, Text, and E-mail- a monthly e-mail from the program, follow us on Instagram (@team.teach)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

Rita Herghelian, T.E.A.M. Teach Advisor

925-3321; ritaherghelian@whccd.edu

Office located in the Administration Building


Jasmine Wyatt- Student-Worker



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