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Grow Your Own Teacher (GYOT) Program

Grow Your Own Teacher (GYOT) Program

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Mrs. Lisa Vaughn

Grow Your Own Teacher (GYOT) Coordinator

Sikeston R-6 Schools

(P): 573-472-8850 ext. 2236



The Grow Your Own Teacher (GYOT) Program is for both high school and college students who are interested in pursuing a career in teaching. High school students in GYOT have the opportunites to take specialized college tours with education speakers. They will also get exposure to teaching with job shadowing, guest speakers, indpendent study for Seniors (students gets to choose level/school working in), and career day presentations. There are also two GYOT designated scholarships that students can qualify for, along with targeted scholarship counseling/information from the GYOT Program Coordinator (and former School Counselor). College students in GYOT can enjoy benefits such as a lending library, professional development opportunities (join real teacher in-services), and student-teaching in Sikeston R-6 School District. 


If you are interested in becoming a teacher, also consider participating in: 

- Cadet Teaching

- Early Childhood SCTC Block Class

-FTA (Future Teachers of America)


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                                        2019 GYOT College Tour                                                                                           2019 GYOT Scholarship Recipients




GYOT Teachers

GYOT Teachers Hired at Sikeston R-6

Callie Fansler (5th & 6th), Jared Boyd (Southeast Elementary), Lauren Beydler (Wing Elementary)

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