Teachers of Tomorrow Day Scheduled for March 6

The tenth annual Teachers of Tomorrow Day, a program of activities for middle and high school students who are interested in teaching as a career, will be held Tuesday, March 6, at Western Carolina University.

Up to 150 students from Buncombe, Cherokee, Clay, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Macon and Swain counties are expected to attend the event, which is sponsored by WCU’s College of Education and Allied Professions.

Visiting students will have an opportunity to interact with college students and professors who will address topics such as the realities of college life, the requirements for teaching, the importance of projecting a positive self-image, and the availability of scholarships.

The day will begin with registration and a continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m. Following remarks by A. Michael Dougherty, dean of the College of Education and Allied Professions, and Carol Burton, director of special programs for the college, students will gather in small groups to discuss teaching issues. A campus tour is being offered in the afternoon.

For more information, contact Carol Burton in the College of Education and Allied Professions at (828) 227-7056.