T.E.A.M. Teach- September '16


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Kickoff Huddle on September 6th at Noon in WHC Lemoore Conference Center...Be There!

We will be having our first huddle of the semester in the WHC Lemoore Conference Center (Room 253) from Noon-12:50 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6th. The huddle with feature information about events coming up this semester, introduction to our staff, sign-ups for our conference, sign-ups for our road trip, “Counselor Corner” with information about new classes, and fun ice-breakers so you can get to know each other! 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!

Design the 2016 T.E.A.M. Teach T-Shirt Challenge!


Time for the “Design the T.E.A.M. Teach T-Shirt Challenge 2016!” We are asking you to create our t-shirt this year that will be given to all T.E.A.M. Teachers who attend 6 huddles or events during the 2016-2017 school year. Details will be shared at our kickoff huddle and we will display and vote on the t-shirt designs at our October huddle (October 4th). You can submit your entry to Mr. P at jamespreston@whccd.edu  or Shannon Turmon at shannonturmon@whccd.edu, or you can bring the design to ACE North (Room 273)… last day to bring in your design or e-mail is Friday, September 30th. All students who enter the contest (or teams if you want to partner up in groups of 2 or 3) will get priority textbook checkout for the spring semester and the winner will get their design put on 100+ t-shirts in the late fall and a gift card ($ amount to be determined)! Get creative and come up with something that will inspire and encourage the next generation of teachers!



Gearing up for 2016-2017....
Save-the-Date and Follow Us!

  • Tuesday, October 4th- Huddle! @ WHCL Conference Center- Noon-1:00
  • Friday, October 7th- Road Trip to TBA
  • Friday, November 4th- Teach! 2016 Conference for Future Educators!
  • Tuesday, December 6th- T.E.A.M. Teach Gives Back (Pack) Huddle @ WHCL Conference Center- Noon-1:00

Road Trip


Thanks to all our T.E.A.M. Teach students who served as mentors at our 5c Experience 2016! Check out the photos below!


WHCL 5c Experience 2016- Week 1

Congrats to our record-number of transfers and graduates! Check out the photos below from our Celebration Huddle in May!


Team Teach

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)
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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