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Exciting news is brewing at St. James R-1 School District! We are happy to announce the upcoming Careers in Education Summit, hosted by the Grow Your Own (GYO) Initiative. This summit promises to be an exciting event, designed to inspire the educators of tomorrow and equip them with the tools they need for success.

SAVE THE DATE: March 5, 2024!

The Careers in Education Summit will feature an array of enriching activities, including: 

  • Guest Speakers: Experts from the field of education will share their insights and experiences, providing invaluable guidance to aspiring educators.
  • Breakout Sessions: Engaging sessions will cover various topics important to the education sector, offering attendees the opportunity to delve deeper into areas of interest.
  • College Fair: Representatives from educational institutions will be on hand to offer information and guidance regarding academic pursuits in the field of education.

For More Information:
For inquiries and further details about the summit, please contact Katie Shultz at

Future Teachers of America (FTA) Chapter:
Our Future Teachers of America Chapter plays a pivotal role in the GYO Initiative. Comprising driven and passionate students, our FTA chapter has been actively involved in various aspects of the Grow Your Own program. We are proud of our student leaders who have demonstrated exceptional commitment to shaping the future of education in St. James.

Learn More:
To discover more about the St. James Grow Your Own Initiative and the impactful work of our Future Teachers of America Chapter, visit our website. 

Save the date for this inspiring event and embark on a journey toward a fulfilling career in education! We look forward to seeing you at the Careers in Education Summit.