I first became interested in teaching in my sophomore year in high school. My inspiration came from three amazing teachers who showed passion for their subject matter as well as a love for teaching. My desire to become a teacher was amplified by the many leadership and teaching
Reading chapter six of America’s Teachers: An Introduction to Education (Newman, 2006) reminded me of the Barenaked Ladies song It’s All Been Done (Page, 1998). As I read the conflicting sides of each argument regarding education as far back of the Civil War, I kept thinking how none of this sounded new. It’s all been done before, and we are still debating many of the same issues. Newman (2006) put it another way, “Despite promoters’ claims to the contrary, few educational wheels are brand new. Most have been reinvented. Sold to the public as innovations, they are more like retreaded and recycled tires” (p.180). The purpose of education, the way in which education is managed by state and federal governments, and whom we educate (and how) will always be, in my opinion, a hot debate.
Natalie Dukes is a good student who is an example we should all follow, not only for someone who wants to be famous, but also simply for any student who is ready to leap into their dreams and aspirations becoming a
What did you think about the “intervention” with Deville? I think Deville has reason to be upset because he was not believing in keeping a promise. Leslie’s many effective-albeit-borderline-sketchy tactics. She has many moments where she handles things in a way that does not mirror school regulations most of which yield
She is a great inspiration to me, and inspires me even more to become a teacher.
Interviews Parent 1: Marisol Marisol’s son Jason had been recommended for services for almost seven months by school teacher and supporting staff. Throughout his year in Pre- K, his teacher documented several incidents which lead her to believe he needed to be evaluated for special education. He was not reaching academic milestones for his age. In response, Marisol felt that she was being pressured into rushing an evaluation and thought her son deserved to meet the milestones at his own pace. Marisol delayed the evaluation process by not submitting necessary consent and paper promptly. When asked what hopes or fears she had about special education, she expressed fears of Jason being treated different not only by teachers and peers, but by relatives and friends. She noted that she also did not feel well- informed on the process of evaluation and allocation of services when asked about what would help calm her fears. Marisol explained that she just needed a meeting where every question she had would be answered with knowledge, exactitude, and expertise. After Jason’s behavior led to a teacher injury, Marisol felt forced to allow the evaluation process to begin. Jason, who is now five years old, was placed in a twelve-to-one Kindergarten setting upon
I am pleased to provide this recommendation on behalf of Ms. Sarah Albanna. I believe she is an outstanding candidate for a teaching assistant position. I have known Sarah for approximately three years. I had the pleasure of observing Sarah as a student in my class here at
A student and an athlete, Lauren has demonstrated over the past three years a determination and true passion for learning in the classroom and on the field. As her counselor for the past three years, Lauren has been a stellar role model. True to herself and others, she
When I first sat down with Rebecca to ask her a few questions, she seemed super excited, wanting to tell me all her stories and experiences working with Tyler. The first thing she shared with me was how much she loved working as a teacher, stating “my favorite part working as a teacher for infants and toddlers were all the hugs and kisses I received from the children. They all showed me so much affection, always running to me when they would come into the classroom first thing in the morning.” She has always wanted to work with children ever since she could remember. She considers teaching as her passion.
Throughout the years we have taught together, I have come to admire Kristin’s dedication, enthusiasm, and professionalism. She goes above and beyond what is expected of teachers, which is evident in her instructional practices. Her genuine concern for the success of all of her students is another part of what makes her an exceptional teacher. She thoroughly enjoys teaching English Language Arts and spends countless hours planning, organizing, and preparing innovative lessons that ensure all of her students are successful, yet challenged. She is always seeking out new methods, ideas, and resources, which are actively engaging and elicit students’ curiosity and excitement for learning. Kristin always conducts herself if a professional manner and is natural leader on our campus. She willingly takes on extra responsibilities; for instance, she is the PBIS facilitator for St. Amant Middle School. Kristin is a respected educator and an asset to our school, and district.
Amanda Densmore is the most patient and altruistic teacher that I know. Never once did she shout at my eighth-grade class at Zion Lutheran school. Mrs. Densmore may have become irked with our class on many occasions, but rarely did she show this emotion. Unlike other teachers, she never raised her voice when we were being disrespectful. Instead, she spoke in a softer tone. Our eighth-grade teacher would wait for us to listen to her. Actions speak louder than words. She taught us this on multiple occasions without having to say anything.
In 2012, I met a very talented and loving woman that soon would become an intriguing part of my life. That woman was my fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Nicole Godbold. Nicole and her husband, Josh, lived with their two-year old daughter, Emma Claire, in a small community of Orange Beach, Alabama. The Godbolds are a lively family that do many things with family and friends such as hunting, fishing, and just hanging out.
Le’ianna is an excellent person. I have had the honor of knowing her for the past three years. I taught her when I was a first year teacher here at Eastside and she was a sophomore. I noticed very early in the school year that she would go above and
When I think of an inspirational teacher, the thought of a strong confident woman that dedicates the majority of her time and energy to me and my fellow teammates is inspirational. Mrs. Mantey has been one of my biggest motivators, and role models for years.
It is my pleasure to recommend Mrs. Jordan Vicknair as one of the Best Teachers I know! Mrs. Vicknair demonstrates an exceptional commitment to excellence in education, sincere loyalty to our school system, and dedication to the success of all of her students. . Her desire to