We are excited to highlight one of our newly endorsed trainers, Megan Marotta. Megan was first introduced to CalSAC through her organization’s participation in the English Learner Project. Her connection to CalSAC’s mission inspired her to become a CalSAC Trainer herself. She is currently involved with the Science Action Club Project as both an Agency and Trainer and has led trainings on the new Energenius OST Programcurriculum. Here is what Megan has to say about her experience as a Trainer in the last year:
Q: What have you gained from working in the Trainer Network?
A: I have gained so much from working in the Trainer Network. I am continually impressed and grateful for the opportunity to have access to high quality curriculum, dedicated CalSAC staff, and other trainers who I can learn from. I have made meaningful friendships, as well as know that any CalSAC project or event I participate in will challenge me to grow both professionally and personally. Being part of this network is truly something special. It keeps me inspired!
Q: What is one piece of advice you would give anyone who is a new CalSAC Trainer?
A: Take advantage of the opportunities provided and get to know the CalSAC staff. The staff are such a great resource and amazing people. In addition, everything you put into your journey as a trainer, you will get back. You have to be willing to put in the effort, be vulnerable at times, and advocate for yourself when you need help. As a network, we are all connected and want to see each person succeed.