Dear Educators Rising Members and Supporters,

Thank you for your interest in and support of Educators Rising New Hampshire. Our national affiliate has been in existence since 1937. The national organization’s branding has changed over the years from Future Teachers of America in 1937 to Future Educators Association in 1994, to Educators Rising in 2015. Although several NH teachers had been independently utilizing Educators Rising to enhance their teacher education programs, I saw value in establishing a state chapter. This was not an easy task; there were grants and proposals that needed to be prepared and presented. In June 2016, a team comprised of myself and two students from Concord Regional Technical Center’s Teacher Preparation program presented the proposal for Educators Rising New Hampshire at the NH Board of Education meeting. We received a letter of endorsement shortly after and were officially established as a NH Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO).

Although we are still in our infancy, Educators Rising New Hampshire continues to grow in numbers, strengths, and resources each year. This organization provides passionate young people with hands-on teaching experience, sustains their interest in the profession, and helps them cultivate the skills they need to be successful educators. According to Educators Rising, “Over 60 percent of teachers teach within 20 miles of where they went to high school.” These future teachers understand the unique needs of the New Hampshire communities and are committed to serving children in their own region. The next generation of talented and motivated NH teachers are already in our classrooms right now, but as students. Educators Rising NH can help our state “GROW OUR OWN” future teachers and educational leaders by providing these education students with professional development, leadership opportunities, and support.  

Please contact us if you would like more information about Educators Rising New Hampshire.


Sincerely,

Valerie Koch


Valerie Koch
Founder and President, Educators Rising NH
Teacher Preparation Instructor and Alumni, Concord Regional Technical Center