This on-line community was created by Eric Hougan (click here to view first posting). Eric started his career in business and eventually did a career change into education, merging his two passions: business and teaching. It was during this transition, while a preservice and student teacher, that Eric realized the significant gap of resources and support for student teachers. Ever since, Eric has worked extremely hard collecting tips, strategies, and resources to address the sometimes mystifying process of becoming a teacher, addressing such topics as certification, and ways to develop a beneficial relationship with one’s cooperating teacher and university supervisor. Eric hopes this on-line community will address the hiring process by offering interviewing techniques and posting potential teacher interview questions. Overall, the purpose of this website is to provide a supportive network with wonderful resources for individuals pursuing a career in education.

Eric Hougan completed his Master of Arts in Teaching from National-Louis University in Chicago, IL. Currently, he is a high school teacher in Washington. Eric is involved in many school improvement initiatives and is a club adviser for Future Business Leaders of America and Future Educators Association.  He is the coordinator of the school’s Teacher Academy, empowering underrepresented students to enter into the teaching profession.  Seeking further professional development, Eric became a National Board Certified Teacher this past November. In the community, Eric is a Board Officer for the King County Bar Association’s Future of the Law Institute. Eric is also an author, recently writing Road to Teaching: A Guide to Teacher Training, Student Teaching, and Finding a Job. For his school and community efforts, Eric was recently recognized as a 2008-9 Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) Emerging Leader. You can listen to his PDK interview here: Hougan\’s PDK Emerging Leader Interview.

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