Educators Rising (formerly FEA)
Educators Rising is a co-curricular club designed to encourage high school students who may be interested in a career in teaching to explore the field of education before they enter college. Club activities are geared toward allowing members to interact directly with teachers and their students on a regular basis in order to garner a wide range of experiences. Involvement in the education process is the single most valuable activity in which club members can participate. It allows them to begin formulating opinions and a philosophy of education before they even enter a college program. The club works hand-in-hand with the Teacher Cadet class offering students the ability to experience teaching before college.
The Loudoun County High School Educators Rising conducts educational as well as community service activities. Club members visit Catoctin, Evergreen Mill, Sycolin Creek, Frederick Douglass Elementary Schools and Simpson Middle School at least once per month for a period of about two hours. Students are assigned to teachers for the school year and participate in various activities. Also, during the elementary school shadow day and middle school shadow day, club members are able to get a snapshot of what a full day of school feels like from a teacher’s standpoint.Teacher Cadets are expected to be members of Educators Rising and will be placed with their mentor teachers where possible.