Bryson Vacey – Special Education Math

In 2017, Payette School District began working with Teach for America (TFA) to fill some open teaching positions, that are considered difficult to fill in education. That year, the district hired three teachers to fill classes at the high school. In the fall of 2018, the district hired three additional TFA teachers. All of these candidates have proven to be exceptional leaders for the students and staff alike.

Teach for America aims to bring quality teachers into classroom of rural or high poverty areas. They provide support to develop candidates into strong connected educators who make an impact on student growth and strengthen schools. Each teacher agrees to stay for a minimum of two years, but Payette School District hopes they’ll stay forever. Each of their candidates is a story within themselves.

Drew Strickert – Biology, Honors Biology, and Dual Credit Biology

The TFA candidates teach subjects like special education, language arts, social studies, and biology. On Saturday, May 18, the first three Payette TFA teachers were inducted into the TFA alumni. As alums, they join a large network that is working to shape the political, economic, and social future of our country, across all sectors.

Gus Evans – Special Education Language Arts & Social Studies

About Payette Schools

Payette Schools is an environment of champions both in the classroom and the community.  Our dedicated and caring staff arrive each day ready to teach our students. Payette students are prepared to be leaders, innovators and difference makers in the classroom and the world with support from a variety of programs such as Robotics, Performing Arts, Career Technical Education, Athletics, Clubs, Makerspace, Academic Competitions, and more.  Payette Schools is excited about our planned facility improvements to create even more inviting spaces to teach and inspire our future generations. Payette Schools – achieving success through education.

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