MYcroSchool Gainseville instructor John FullerMYcroSchool Gainesville is excited to announce that English TeacherJohn Fuller (pictured) has been selected to present at the Common Core State Standards Summer Institutes this summer all around the state of Florida.

Mr. Fuller will be co-presenting on English 4: College Prep at seven summer institutes. Mr. Fuller applied for this honor and was selected out of a competitive pool of applicants. He will be helping train up to 20,000 teachers, school administrators, and district administrators on Common Core best practices and integration.

Mr. Fuller has also been selected to be a contractor for Pearson Testing to help write the Florida Test bank for the new PARCC Exam. His training in both writing and presenting will help ensure MYcroSchool and SIATech students are extra prepared for the upcoming PARCC Exams!

MYcroSchool Gainesville promotes its program to the communityMYcroSchool Gainesville In the Community: Professor Gerald F. Zagaiski (Zag) is the MYcroSchool Gainesville Board President. Pictured in the center, explains the MYcroSchool mission to Kelly Services District ManagerDavid Weber (left) and Santa Fe College Adult Education Career Pathways Specialist Angela McQueen (right) at a recent Spring Job Fair in Gainesville, FL. Professor Zag has been instrumental in promoting MYcroSchool in the community.

Teacher Production Lab Saves Money: The MYcroSchool Gainesville Staff recently visited a local teacher resource in Alachua County. The Teacher Production Lab is local resource used by teachers to create materials for student learning, create creative bulletin boards, and so much more. The best part about the Teacher Production Lab is the prices! The Lab has a free section that includes anything from scraps of paper to posters and organizational materials. The MYcroSchool Staff was able to update three bulletin Boards for a mere $2.76! This normally would have cost $20 or more, but with a strict budget in mind, the staff was able to use local resources to spruce up the school.

Women’s History Month Forum and Luncheon: MYcroSchool Gainesville recently held its first Women’s History Month Forum and Luncheon (participants pictured below). The theme was Inspiring Our Young Women of Today. The event sought to recognize and honor women who fought to write equal opportunity for women into law and give generations of girls a future worthy of their potential.

MYcroSchool Gainesville students celebrate women's history

MYcroSchool Gainesville celebrates women's history mentoring female studentsThe staff of MYcroSchool Gainesville feels a sense of responsibility to instill continued pride, determination, knowledge, and awareness in order to empower their young female students to pursue their dreams. These young women are part of America’s next generation of movers and marchers who will lead the way.

MYcroSchool Gainesville welcomed the following guest speakers: Teresa Mercado, Minority AIDS Program Coordinator of the Alachua County Health Department;Rebecca Tanner, Disease Intervention Specialist of the Alachua County Health Department; and Donna Ditschler, Timber Sales Administrator of the USDA, U.S. Forest Service.

The presenters delivered educational and inspiring lectures and demonstrations concerning female health issues/awareness and careers focusing on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Randy Starling is the principal of MYcroSchool Gainesville. Additional contributors: Emma LewisJohn FullerGerald Zagaiski, and Penny Sirmones.