A&M-Commerce Aspiring Educators Compete at State Conference, Advance to Nationals

A&M-Commerce students representing Texas Educators Affiliate, the university's chapter of the Texas Association of Future Educators (TAFE), attended the TAFE Teach Tomorrow Summit in Round Rock, Texas, Feb. 8 through March 1.

Student members participated in several competitive events at the conference.

Layla Welch and Haley Hill competed in the Educators Rising Moment category. Jasmin Gonzales-Salinas took part in the Interactive Bulletin Board, while Susan Macias and Allena Taylor performed well in the Children's Literature competition.

Hill, Gonzales-Salinas and Macias advanced to the national round of competition, which will be in Washington, DC, June 28-July 1. This marks the third consecutive year the chapter has qualified for nationals.

Three female college students stand side-by-side for a photo.
From left, A&M-Commerce students Haley Hill, Jasmin Gonzales-Salinas and Susan Macias advanced to the national round of TAFE competition, which will be June 28 through July 1 in Washington, DC. Submitted by Dr. Carol Revelle.

Additionally, Sachse High School senior Ashley Garcia signed a commitment to attend A&M-Commerce in the fall.

A professor and graduating high school senior stand side by side with certificate affirming the student's college commitment.
A&M-Commerce faculty Dr. Carol Revelle, left, welcomes Sachse High School senior Ashley Garcia upon her commitment to attend A&M-Commerce. Submitted by Dr. Revelle.

TAFE's mission is to encourage and support exploration of the teaching profession. To learn more about TAFE and the Texas Educators Alliance chapter, contact [email protected].