T.E.A.M. Teach- February '15

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Special Guests @T.E.A.M. Teach Huddle On February 2nd!

We will be having our first huddle of the semester from Noon-12:50 p.m. on Tuesday, February 2nd. The huddle with feature information about our partner university Fresno State. You will hear from a couple of key Fresno State outreach staff who are looking to start a new program for transfer students who want to become teachers… it is a great opportunity for our college and our students to dialogue with CSU Fresno about this new program. We serve free pizza (bring your own beverage) and if you attend 6 huddles this school year (15-16) you get a T.E.A.M. Teach t-shirt!




Save the Date- Spring 2016


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!

  • Tuesday, February 2nd- Spring Kickoff Huddle with Fresno State Reps- Noon-1:00 p.m. (free pizza!)
  • Thursday, March 3rd- March Madness Huddle- Noon-1:00 (free pizza!)
  • Mid-March- Applications go live for 5c Experience positions
  • Friday, April 15th- Central Valley Road Trip to CSU Fresno, Fresno Pacific University, and Brandman University!
  • Thursday, May 12th- T.E.A.M. Teach Transfer/Graduation Celebration! (Wahoos + Coldstone)... an RSVP Event
  • 5c Experience- June 20th-June 30th (Monday-Thursdays)


                              T.E.AM. Teach Gives 94 Backpacks to Community Schools!

I am so proud of our T.E.A.M. Teach students who shattered our previous high of 74 donated and delivered backpacks this time around with 94 backpacks with school supplies donated and delivered to our schools in the community! Wow! Our students delivered backpacks to Armona, MIQ, Island, PW Engval, Kit Carson, Lemoore, Akers, and Kings-River Hardwick elementary schools and to Lemoore High School. Thanks you T.E.A.M. Teach students and staff… you made a difference in the lives of young people by providing them with tools for success this holiday season!

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


WHCL Team Teach WHCL Team Teach Holiday Luncheon

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!



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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