Wow! What journey we have been on in the last five months. One day last March, teachers at STEDY were preparing for students to take their industry certification exams in person and then the next day teachers were serving our students with on-line instruction. Never, did we expect to hear phrases like “new normal,” “social distancing” or “hybrid instruction” referred to as often as they are today.
Thank you for your interest in the Southwest Technical Education District of Yuma (STEDY).
The STEDY family is excited to welcome our newest family member, San Juana “SJ” Macias. SJ is the Program Management Specialist for our district and brings with her a tremendous wealth of knowledge. We are confident in the service she will provide our students and community. Her professional skills make her a perfect fit for STEDY.
Happy New Year! January is an interesting time of the year. New Year resolutions are made. Some are kept. And some are not. Although we reach our lowest temperatures of the year, spring approaches. There is much anticipation for new beginnings. It is also an interesting time for school districts. For most, it marks the start of the spring semester. Students and staff have returned from the winter recess and are energized to complete the school year with continued success.
As a “baby boomer” education today is much different from when I went to high school. Gone are the days when we sat in rows and read aloud from textbooks. The lesson plans of yester-year contained exercises that would measure my rote memory. My, how things have changed! No longer do we hear “what do you want to do when you grow up?” Instead, students today hear, “what problems do you want to solve?” The expectations educators have these days are to prepare students for jobs that don’t even exist. However, since time flies so fast, those jobs will be here before we know it and to prepare today’s student for tomorrow’s workforce, the Southwest Technical Education District of Yuma (STEDY) has arisen.