Aspiring Teachers Learn Classroom Lessons at Trumbull ESC

NILES, Ohio – More than 70 aspiring educators met Thursday at the Trumbull County Educational Service Center for a day of seminars aimed at preparing them for their classroom careers.

The future teachers are students at Youngstown State University.

The day began with Tim Schaffner, executive director of Trumbull County Children Services, who talked about trauma-informed care, overcoming barriers to learning and addressing the critical aspect of mandated reporting for new educators.

The teacher candidates learned throughout the day about classroom teaching strategies, technology integration and ideas to establish connections with students.

The day also included a networking session, where the group met with administrators from eight Trumbull County school districts. This interaction allowed the candidates to ask questions, exchange ideas and gain insights.

“The landscape of employment opportunities in education has reached unprecedented heights, and it’s truly inspiring to witness a growing number of individuals filled with enthusiasm and eagerness to embark on a fulfilling journey in the field,” said Robert Marino Jr., TCESC assistant superintendent. 

Heather Wukelich, TCESC curriculum and instruction supervisor, agreed. 

“It’s truly exciting to witness this large group of young individuals eager to engage in education and mold the minds of our emerging youth, particularly in these times when the demand for educators is crucial,” she said. “We are witnessing a remarkable commitment to shaping the future.”

Pictured at top: Robert Marino Jr., assistant superintendent of the Trumbull County Educational Service Center, talks to YSU students Thursday.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.