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Tishauna Gillard, a student in the Elementary Education for Teacher Assistants (TA) to Teachers program at Gardner-Webb University, became more involved in the world of education in 2016. She did what most concerned parents do when change is coming in their child’s school. Her son was in the third grade, and his school was merging with another. To prepare for the transition, the school system held meetings with parents and stakeholders. Gillard, who lives in Concord, N.C., went to a meeting and voiced her concerns. Afterward, the teachers asked her to join the Parent Teacher Association (PTA). Later, they asked her to apply for a TA position.
Boiling Springs, NC
Elementary Education, Teacher Assistants, Tishauna Gillard
Miranda-Rosado, Sariana, "Gardner-Webb’s Teacher Assistants to Teachers Program Helps Student Pursue Her Dream" (2021). Gardner-Webb NewsCenter Archive. 2363.