SFCC Snapshot: Yolanda Rodriguez Galindo

“For the past year I have been working as a full-time administrator-in-training at Vista Hermosa while attending the SFCC I-BEST (Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training Program) program, allowing me to pursue my High School Equivalency while working on my Certified Nursing Assistant certificate. It was rough, and at one […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Marci Eannarino

“At first I was a little worried because I just didn’t know what converting the classroom environment to online was going to be like. As educators, we have to be adaptable, and I think it was just taking it as it came, one step at a time. I decided early […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Nate Clements

“I was furloughed from my job at Sassella and I wasn’t working for about a month. My head chef Gerritt Bravata suggested that I check out World Central Kitchen. Executive Chef Christian Pontiggia had been in touch with SFCC Lead Instructor and Chef Jerry Dakan about the World Central Kitchen […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Brenda Fernandez

“The I-BEST (Integrated Basic Education and Skills Training Program) Early Childhood Development Certificate Program gave me the opportunity to obtain a college certificate while working on my High School Equivalency. The program is very flexible, the awesome teachers provided excellent direction and advising. I improved my academic skills and gained […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Paloma Trujillo-Anaya

“My job not only includes helping people register, but also helping them if they need resources. During the pandemic, I’m helping the instructors get their classes on Zoom. I set up the Zoom meetings, I get them comfortable with it and we do test runs to make sure that they […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Marisol Trevizo-Carlos

“One of the things we learned in my Community Health Worker Certification class was about mindful self-regulation, which is about practicing being centered and being calm, even as things are happening. I really put these things into practice when everything changed suddenly. Our class talked about how to become a […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Eli Honey

  “I’m doing rather well all things considered! I have been in college at SFCC since I graduated and completed my GED. My major is in IT, particularly networking and security. I’m studying Japanese in tandem with the IT courses so that I may do the IT work there. I’ve been […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Ezra Estes

“My courses have always been online, and every single course in the fashion program has had online support from John Gorman, an amazing guy who provides the best support that I’ve had from anybody. So I didn’t have a huge transition to get things going. But it was tremendously difficult […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Lorri Sweat

“My internship was at the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Department, and there was no online module for me. It started in January and I went every Wednesday and worked with the Crime Scene Technician. I loved every minute of it. She had given me a syllabus for the class, so […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Zuwena Islam

“The I-BEST Certified Nursing Assistant Certificate Program was great for me. Coming from Kenya to Santa Fe, I feel it opened up a lot of opportunities for my future. I was able to obtain a college certificate and am currently working to complete my High School Equivalency. This program met […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Alyeska Shore

“I think the biggest challenge for me was being able to make a schedule for myself. That was probably the most difficult thing. And not just for homework. I remember the week of spring break and the quarantine was already starting and feeling like I just want to lay down […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Kate McCahill

“We were very fortunate to be able to transition online. People talk about missing the normalcy of class, but my students did an admirable job. I tailored the curriculum to be wrapped around what was happening. A lot of them chose to write about COVID, comparing it to the Spanish […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Shirlee Cole

“It’s definitely been a rollercoaster of a year and it’s been a special and unforgettable first year of teaching. I’d teach live online with my students at E.J. Martinez school Monday morning, then I was in “Theories of Teaching and Learning” with sj miller’s class Monday nights from 5:30 to […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Austin Eichelberger

“One of the big things that was reinforced for me—because I already knew this through personal tragedies as I went through school—was how grounding education can be, and how reassuring education can be in uncertain times. For a lot of my students, education kept them engaged and helped everything not […]

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SFCC Snapshot: Sara Lanctot

“When we were online, it actually forced us to work together a little bit more. Especially in my Calculus II, Dynamics and Circuits class. We had a lot of questions and we were trying to figure things out together. It’s one thing to be in a classroom where everyone’s doing […]

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