School: Heritage Elementary, Carter County
Grade/Subject: Elementary Read to Achieve
Years of Experience: 11
I became a teacher because teaching is one of the most noble and rewarding professions there is. When I was a young girl I always dreamed that one day I would become a teacher and be like the women who made such a positive impression on my life. As a teacher, I have an opportunity every day to open the minds of young students and help them to start making sense of the world in which they live. As a teacher, I also have a built-in support system from my co-workers and administrators that enables me to develop and grow as a teacher. And now that I’ve become more of a seasoned teacher, I am able to pay it forward to those just starting and that is one of the best parts of my job…to help and teach others! I also wanted a job with a good schedule and competitive wages that would allow me to have a family and pursue other interests on my time off.
My favorite thing about being a teacher is learning! I learn from my students, from my co-workers, and from professional development opportunities.
When I’m not at school, you’ll find me spending time with my husband and son! We love to spend time together riding bikes, hiking, shopping and vacationing.
If I could have a superpower, it would be to clone myself! Sometimes I wish there were about five of me!!
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