Career & Technical Education
Meet this model teacher team and learn how college, career and citizen-ready skills come alive in their classrooms!
School: Woodside High
Years Taught: 2
What do you most love about teaching?
I love that I get the opportunity each day to positively engage with and shape the minds of students. I love watching their faces light up when they learn something new or make a connection to their existing background knowledge. I also love when I get the chance to learn and share new ideas or skills with my students or fellow teachers.
Why are you passionate about supporting fellow teachers?
As a new teacher, I benefited from the network of teachers who were willing to share their time, best practices, and resources with me. I look forward to encouraging, motivating and sharing with my fellow teachers what I have learned, but also learning from others how to continue to improve my teaching skills. By working together, I believe that we all become better teachers, which benefits the students in our district.
What two words best describe you as a teacher? Why?
The two words which best describe me as a teacher would be passionate and caring. As a passionate teacher, I am committed and excited about the growth of my students. I come in each day focused on finding ways to excite, engage and educate students using a variety of instructional strategies. I love the subjects that I teach and the art of teaching. I am driven to continually improve my craft because each student's needs are different and because our culture and society are rapidly changing. As a result, it has become important that I learn new ways to engage my students in the learning environment.