Teacher Cadet Graduates Honored


The Loudoun County Public Schools Career and Technical Education Department honored 148 students who completed the dual-enrollment Teacher Cadet program during a ceremony held Wednesday, May 18, at Briar Woods High School.

The Teacher Cadet program is a two-year program offered in conjunction with Shenandoah University. Students enrolled in the program complete introductory college courses in education while still in high school. The LCPS Human Resources and Talent Development (HRTD) Department offers Teacher Cadet graduates letters of intent to interview for teaching positions with the school division upon their completion of a teaching licensure requirements.

Deputy Superintendent Ashley Ellis delivered welcoming remarks. The keynote speaker for the event was Michael Vereb, a Social Science and Global Studies teacher at Loudoun Valley High School. Vereb is a graduate of the Teacher Cadet program at Park View High School.

Wearing T-shirts reading “Future LCPS Teacher,” the students walked across the stage as Assistant Director of Career and Technical Education, Computer Science and Community Connections Renee Dawson read their name. They were presented with a certificate of completion by Dr. Lhe Smith, Supervisor of Career and Technical Education.

Executive Director of Teaching and Learning Neil Slevin recognized the Teacher Cadet instructors for their service to the program.

School Board members Andrew Hoyler (Broad Run) and Harris Mahedavi (Ashburn) attended the ceremony.

Published May 20, 2022