#TeacherTuesday: Dina McCaffery

Dina McCaffery is another phenomenal example of educators preparing students for jobs that don’t yet exist and is this week’s #TeacherTuesday. This member of the Centennial Education Association teaches ninth to twelfth grade students digital media production at William Tennent High School. After a 20-year stint as a journalist she switched careers and says, “Best decision I ever made!”

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Dina strives to “bring real-world experience into the classroom while empowering young adults to step outside their comfort zone.” She adds, “In my class, students realize that everyone has a story to tell, and they learn to become better consumers of TV and film — all while tapping into their creative side, working as a team, perfecting their public speaking skills, and looking at things with a critical eye.” She started the “Behind the Lens” Film Festival three years ago with professional judges and hosts an impressive Red Carpet, Oscar-style awards ceremony. This past year, this amazing teacher extended the opportunity to participate to other schools throughout the state

Tell us what other educators are sharing their talents and passions with students as they prepare them for careers of the future, and we’ll feature them in an upcoming #TeacherTuesday profile.