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Model Teachers: CTE

Model TeacherModel TeacherName: Samantha Reynolds
Content: Family and Consumer Sciences
School: Woodside High
Years Taught: 5


What do you most love about teaching?
I have a deep passion for Family and Consumer Sciences. I enjoy coming to school every day to teach students about something they will use for the rest of their lives! I love giving the students a safe platform to take risks and hopefully be successful, but also feel comfortable failing. I enjoy watching them get into lab and work together as a team to reach an end goal. It is an absolute joy to celebrate their victories and have fun, unforgettable teachable moments for their mistakes!

What makes NNPS a great school division?
NNPS is a great division to work for because there are so many opportunities to grow. This division offers a vast variety of roles to take, as well as a means to grow professionally in terms of classes or a person to go to when in need. The support I have experienced is unlike anything I have had in previous divisions. It really does take a village to raise a child, and that's what NNPS offers every teacher.

What is the best way to describe your classroom on a typical day?
On a typical day in my classroom, students are learning about a cooking method. They are either learning the technique or they are performing a specific technique on a food product in the lab setting. Students work a lot in teams to complete their tasks. Most of our work is very hands on where students are responsible, and excited about their learning.


Model TeacherModel TeacherName: Adriane Young
Content: Marketing
School: Menchville High
Years Taught: 5


What do you most love about teaching?
I love the opportunity to witness the “light bulb” moments firsthand and know something I did helped make it happen!

Why are you passionate about supporting fellow teachers?
When I started teaching in another district, I was the only marketing teacher and I struggled.  I want to provide any assistance I can to my fellow teachers.  When we work together, students win.

What makes NNPS a great school division?
As a graduate of NNPS, I believe this school division is the best in the state!  We offer so many opportunities for students to grow, explore, and get involved.

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