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CAST LIVE: Enhancing Teacher Preparation, Recruitment and Retention


CAST STEM High School continues to build and strengthen its faculty-in-residence model with Texas A&M-San Antonio and the Institute for School and Community Partnerships to train, recruit, and retain new teachers.

Panelists Include:

  • Ravae Villafranca Shaeffer, CAST STEM Principal
  • Julie Riedel, Field Supervisor, Texas A&M University-San Antonio
  • Crystal Mares, Mentor Teacher, CAST STEM Teacher of the Year
  • Arielle Hetrick, Student Teacher
  • Bryanna Zamarron, First Year Teacher

Moderated by Jen Maestas, Community and Education Manager, CAST Schools Network

CAST Schools Network CAST STEM High School is in Southwest ISD and is part of the CAST Schools Network.

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The Centers for Applied Science and Technology (CAST) Network is a tax-exempt organization as described in Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Service code. CAST Schools are partnership schools with a focus on STEM careers, project based learning and work-based learning. Key partners include public school districts, higher education institutions, and local employers from target industries.