2018-10-11 / Local & State

Vo-Tech Spotlight

By Fulton Co. Area Vo-Tech

In the fall of her sophomore year of high school Chloe Rife chose to take part in the childcare program (now early childhood education) under Anjuli Barber at the Fulton County Area Vocational Technical School. During this time Rife was not sure what she wanted to be “when she grew up,” but she thought she’d give the childcare program a try. She comes from a family of teachers and loved working with children of all ages. She participated in the childcare program during her sophomore, junior, and senior years at McConnellsburg high school. She assisted in lesson plans and helped Mc- Connellsburg Elementary teachers in any way possible. She developed close relationships with her fellow childcare classmates and the children she taught.

During her senior year she decided to apply to Shippensburg University for a pre-K-fourth grade education degree. She had decided that becoming an educator was the right career move for her. Rife was accepted into Shippensburg and eventually graduated with McConnellsburg High School class of 2017.

Upon entering Shippensburg she kept up with her classes and worked hard to stay in her major. With her hard work and determination she was placed on the 2018 spring dean’s list. This fall semester Rife is gaining more experience working with children. She has been observing children at the elementary school on campus and assisting in schools in the Shippensburg area.

Without the childcare program she would have never realized her dream of becoming a teacher. She developed bonds in the Vo- Tech program that will last a lifetime. She would recommend Fulton County Area Vocational Technical School to everyone that is given the opportunity. Rife says, “Without the support of the program, Mrs. Barber, and my family I wouldn’t have found a career I loved.”

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