What school do you teach at?
Henry’s Fork Elementary
What department are you with and what classes do you teach?
I teach second grade.
How long have you been teaching in general? At the school you are at now?
This is my third year teaching and my second year at Henry’s Fork Elementary.
What made you decide to be a teacher?
My grandmother was a teacher and I have strived to be like her. She is a teacher that students adored. She still gets stopped at the grocery store by former teachers!
What do you enjoy about being a teacher?
I enjoy seeing my students succeed. Even the small steps are huge goals for some of my students. I love seeing their excitement and joy when they have accomplished a challenging task.
What are some challenges?
Meeting every child’s needs is a challenge for me. Students learn at different paces and some have different prior knowledge on a topic, so some children need extra time and support to accomplish their goals.
What is an experience you have had as a teacher that stands out to you?
I have had the opportunity to teach a student two years in a row! When I moved schools, I changed grades, as did my student. It was interesting to see the growth academically and socially after teaching a child for two consecutive years.
Why did you decide to teach at the school you are currently at?
I student taught at Henry’s Fork Elementary in 2017 and I absolutely LOVED my experience there. I knew that I would want to teach at Henry’s Fork Elementary if given the opportunity. When the opportunity arrived, I was very excited!
What is something interesting about you most of your students don’t know?
When I was in elementary school (kindergarten- second grade), I went to a one-room school house and was the only student in my grade!
What are some things that are different in the education system now compared to when you first started teaching/when you were a student?
When I was a student, I attended school in a rural area and we had computers, but not many. Our lessons weren’t taught using a projector until I got into middle school. Technology was very minimal for my school experience.