STUDENT BLOG: N.C. State Board of Education Attorney Visits Catawba
November 18, 2010
Katie Cornetto Visits Catawba
by Bridgett Henderson, '08 West Scholar ;
On the afternoon of Wednesday, November 17, Katie Cornetto presented a program in the Tom Smith Auditorium on Professional Development and Legal Behaviors. This was a great event for all education students and faculty as well.;
Cornetto serves as the staff attorney for the NC State Board of Education. She reminded students that teachers are considered role models even when they leave their classrooms, and there are laws that back this up. She brought to our attention such issues as honesty, personal conduct, and conduct with students. She made us more aware of the severity of our actions outside of the classroom and the realization that these actions could cause us to lose our teacher's license. She even provided us with scenarios of license revocation and encouraged us to mentally place ourselves into questionable circumstances in order to consider what actions would be best to take. This event was enjoyable and informative in relationship to my responsibilities as a future teacher.