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12TH MARINE CORPS DISTRICT
EDUCATORS WORKSHOP
Connecting educators with the future of the Marine Corps

Four times per year the 12th Marine Corps District sends approximately 80 high school and college educators, counselors and administrators to MCRD San Diego. Each visit lasts one week and participants also experience life on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton and Marine Corps Airs Station Miramar. 

2021 Workshop Dates

Riverside & San Diego Educators: April 12 - 16

Sacramento & Seattle Educators: May 31 - June 4

Orange County & San Francisco Educators: June 21 - 25

Los Angeles & Portland Educators: July 26 -30

 

schedule

monday - travel day

Educators travel to San Diego, CA and are greeted by Marines to assist with their hotel check-in process. All are welcomed to participate in a Welcome Dinner.

Tuesday - Welcome aboard Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego

Educators are greeted at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego by our illustrious Drill Instructors and made to stand on the same historical yellow footprints every Marine has stood upon before entry into recruit training. Visitors will receive a welcome brief from the Commanding General of the Depot, eat with recruits in training, receive Marine Corps Martial Arts training and run our rugged bayonet assault course. 

Wednesday - Visit to Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

After a much needed nights rest, educators will visit Marine Corps Air Station Miramar to talk with Marines of all ages about their experience and get the opportunity to see Marine Corps Aviation up close. 

Thursday - Visit to rifle ranges and Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton

Educators take a trip North to Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton for Marksmanship training and get hands on experience with Marine Corps standard weaponry. They will also witness the emotionally charged Emblem Ceremony where recruits earn the right to finally be called a Marine. 

Friday - Graduation Day

A culmination of 13 weeks of intense Marine Corps Recruit training. Educators will receive a warrior's breakfast with the Commanding General after witnessing a Morning Colors ceremony. The final event before heading home is at the time honored graduation ceremony.

 

Interested in attending and want to learn more? Contact your local Educator Workshop representative.

12th Marine Corps District
1st Lt. Mallory Vanderschans
619-542-5505

SSgt. Rubin Tan
619-542-5519

RS Los Angeles
Sgt. Emily Kirk
818-373-5531

RS Orange
Sgt. Sarah Ralph
949-261-0331

RS Portland
Sgt. Samantha Bray
503-326-3016

RS Riverside
Cpl. Ana Madrigal
951-902-6949

RS Sacramento
Sgt. Jocelyn Ontiveros
916-928-2610

RS San Diego
Sgt. Bernadette Plouffe

Sgt. Tessa Watts
858-675-4967

RS San Francisco
Sgt. Alina Thackray
650-603-8953

RS Seattle
Sgt. Haley Mathers
206-762-1645