T.E.A.M. Teach- September 2017!


Huddle Up!

T.E.A.M. Teach Kickoff Huddle on Thursday, September 21st!

We will be having our second huddle of the semester in Room 719 from Noon-12:50 p.m. on Thursday, September 21st. The huddle will feature some “FaceTime” guest speakers from Fresno State! We will Facetime and do Q and A with some of our students who are now in the Fresno State STEP transfer program for teachers and hear about a new south valley teacher credential program! We serve free pizza (bring your own beverage) and if you attend 6 huddles this school year (17-18) you get a T.E.A.M. Teach t-shirt!

Teach! 2017 Conference: Save the Date + Quick Survey

We will be hosting our annual Teach conference for future educators on Friday, November 3rd from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m. Tickets for the event will go live the first week of October, but we want your ideas and input to help us build an informational, educational, and entertaining day for you! Please take a few moments to answer the 6 question survey linked below so we can create an epic conference!


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Save the Date: Fall 2017 !

Here are the dates for some upcoming T.E.A.M. Teach events for this semester. Get them on your calendar, onto your phone, and into your planner!

  • Thursday, August 31st- Kickoff Huddle- Room 719- Noon-12:50 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 21st- Huddle- Room 719- Noon-12:50 p.m
  • Friday, November 3rd- Teach! 2017 Conference- Conference Center- 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 7th- T.E.A.M. Teach Gives Back (Pack) Huddle- Conference Center- 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

T.E.A.M. Teach Congratulations on Finishing Strong!

We had a great turnout at our final huddle and celebrated our T.E.A.M. Teach students who are graduating and transferring. I want to congratulate you on all your hard work and you are one step closer to getting into your own classroom and positively impacting the next generation! Congratulations also go out to our annual T.E.A.M. Teach award winners: Crystal Santos (Future Teacher of the Year), Sarena Foreman (Dean’s Award), Patty Luna and Julianne Llamas (the co-recipients of the Community Impact Award).

Finished Strong!


West Hills College Lemoore T.E.A.M. Teach Partners with Teach California!

Teach California

California faces a shortage of special education, mathematics, and science teachers. With a special focus on these shortage areas, the TEACH California Web site is designed to recruit individuals to the profession of teaching, explain the teacher preparation process, assist prospective teachers in creating their plan to become credentialed teachers, provide relevant content, partner with related public and non-profit entities, and offer links to important resources. The TEACH California Web site is the California Department of Education's (CDE) primary Web effort for recruiting individuals to the teaching profession. Check out the work they do at http://www.teachcalifornia.org/


Thank You T.E.A.M. Teachers for Your Generosity... 95 Donated and Delivered Backpacks!..Happy Holidays!


Teach! 2016 Conference @ West Hills College Lemoore...A Great Day


Check out this article about our event and the photo album below....thanks to all who attended!

http://hanfordsentinel.com/news/local/conference-geared-toward-potential-teachers/article_e8746f0f-3445-50d4-8304-05a8520492a0.html Teach! 2016   

Road Trip


Top 8 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! Jobs - CTE tutors at local high schools, After School Programs, 5C Experience, AVID, and many other opportunities.
  2. 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.
  3. Mentor Connect- Mentor teachers will help guide you through the pipeline.
  4. CBEST Test Prep - Preparation classes for the CBEST test are offered annually.
  5. 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
  6. 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!
  7. 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)
  8. 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.
T.E.A.M. Staff


James Preston- VP of Educational Services  925-3146; jamespreston@whccd.edu

Tiffani Gonzales, T.E.A.M. Teach Counselor  925-3128; tiffanigonzales@whccd.edu

Shannon Turmon, Educators Rising Sponsor and Instructional Designer; shannonturmon@whccd.edu

Giselle Simon- Pathways Director- gisellesimon@whccd.edu

Andrea Picchi- Education Instructor; andreapicchi@whccd.edu

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