Blue Valley students explore teaching careers at time when profession is under strain

Local high school students, including these four from Blue Valley schools, attended an event Tuesday at Johnson County Community College about pursuing a career in education. The event was co-hosted by Emporia State University's Teachers College. Above, from left, seniors Jenna Schwarting from Blue Valley Northwest, Gabby Kern from Blue Valley North, Kate Gifford from Blue Valley West and Libby Coffnan from Blue Valley High. Photo by Lucie Krisman

Hundreds of students from roughly more than a dozen local high schools came to the campus of Johnson County Community College on Tuesday to learn more about pursuing careers in education. 

The “Buzz Into Education” Day event was put on by JCCC and Emporia State University Teachers College and featured a range of informational breakout sessions and speakers who currently work in education.