Being A Teacher                                 Back

I have been a teacher for twenty-six and a half years.  I taught first grade for thirteen years, second grade for seven years, and seventh grade for 1 year, and eighth grade for 3 years.  I also taught 1/2 year in fifth grade.  This year I have taken on a new position. I am teaching art to seventh and eighth graders (four sections), as well as language/spelling to eighth and sixth graders (one section of each). I have experienced many changes over the years.  I think that is part of what makes teaching an enjoyable and exciting occupation.  My biggest challenge as a teacher is reaching students at their own level, and challenging them to reach further and to grow.  My constant goal is to provide a classroom environment where my students feel safe to take risks, to reach their potential.