"I was inspired by the many amazing teachers I’ve had over time. I’ve always enjoyed school and hated when summer break began because my teachers made learning fun.
The most rewarding thing about my job is seeing students light up when they are proud of their amazing creations! The most difficult would be managing two schools. Although, I love the students at both!
My most meaningful memory would be the last few classes I had with my 5th grade group last year. These students were my first group of kids that I taught all the way through. Unfortunately we did not get to say goodbye because the year ended early due to COVID but I will always remember their smiling faces, jokes, and hugs.
For individuals interested in teaching, I would advise new teachers to come in welcoming mistakes and learning opportunities. We want to get it all right but that can be difficult when we are new to the field. Be open and courageous. It’ll be a great year."
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