WHHS Receives Pathways Certification for Therapeutic Services

Story and Photos by Kris Freeman for White House High School

White House High School is pleased to announce that the Therapeutic Services program at WHHS was granted a Certified Tennessee Pathway for the 2018-19 school year by the Tennessee Department of Education and TBR: The College System of Tennessee.

Christy Hooper teaches therapeutic services at WHHS as a part of the Career and Technical Education branch of WHHS education. Hooper was presented the award and certificate at a faculty meeting on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. Hooper helps lead the HOSA program at WHHS with Dani Villafana, a group which which was formerly Health Occupations Students of America, and is now called Future Health Professionals.

Hooper has been a teacher at White House for eight years.

What is the Tennessee Pathways program?

Tennessee Pathways is the K-12 initiative under Tennessee’s Drive to 55. The Drive to 55 was created to ensure at least 55 percent of Tennesseans have a college degree or certificate by 2025 and can access more career opportunities in their communities across the state. Tennessee Pathways supports alignment among K-12, postsecondary, and industry to provide students with relevant education and training to jumpstart their postsecondary degrees and credentials. Students, with their certificate, degree or credential, can transition seamlessly into the workforce and contribute to the success of our economy. 

Tennessee Pathways is a partnership between the Tennessee Department of Education and the Tennessee Board of Regents. Please follow this link for more information about Tennessee Pathways.

Christy Hooper at Wednesday’s faculty meeting
White House High School’s Dani Villafana, Christy Hooper and assistant principal Lynne Hall

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