About the Class

You may immediately think of being a teacher, but there are so many more careers in education that offer decent pay, health benefits, and a great schedule. This course explores all the aspects of educational careers, focusing primarily on teaching, and includes internships so you will begin building your resume right away. Plus, you’ll be prepared to take the Washington State Para-Educator Test for Certification right after graduation, so that you can start working in the field immediately and make a difference for others!

Meet the instructor

Genevieve Menino joined the Sno-Isle TECH Skills Center team in 2018 to establish and teach at that time our new Careers in Education program. In addition to her classroom teaching, Genevieve is a BEST trained mentor teacher, serves Sno-Isle TECH as a professional development coordinator, work-based learning coordinator and aids with curriculum support. Genevieve is a 2008 graduate of Oregon State University with two bachelors degrees: Bachelor of Science in Education and Bachelor of Science in Human Development Family Sciences. She began teaching in the fall of 2008 in Forks, WA. Since that time her experiences have taken her to Lake Washington school district, private sector education and back to public school. Genevieve is a National Board Certified Teacher. During her time teaching, Genevieve has developed curriculum and taught many courses including but not limited to Personal Choices, Life Money You, Culinary Arts, Foods, International Foods, Gourmet Foods, Child Development, Family Health, Interior Design, and Food Science. She created the first yearlong lab science partnership at Juanita High School in order to ensure students success in earning a full year lab science credit with alternative pathways through her work in Food Science. This year, she continues her work in education as she continues to develop and strengthen Sno-Isle TECH Skills Centers first Careers in Education program. Genevieve is partnering with Everett Community College for the Careers in Education program to bring students college credit in the high school classroom. Students will earn college credit in both the Early Childhood Education and Education departments.

As a lifelong learner, she continues to further her education by taking courses to complete her Master’s Degree in Food Science and Management from Washington State University global campus. Genevieve is regularly involved in OSPI work groups and professional development with the most recent being that of Student Growth Goals in Summer 2019 and her current work group of creating a Statewide English Equivalency for Careers in Education. In addition to the state level, Genevieve serves as a part of the Mukilteo School District Equity Committee and on various Sno-Isle TECH Skills Center Building Committees. Genevieve’s most recent accomplishments include 2016 WA-Family and Consumer Science Educators Teacher of the Year and 2017 WA-ACTE Teacher of the Year.