Every child deserves a champion—an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.
- Rita Pierson
Why I Teach
After reading an article from NCESD website, that interviewed educators by asking the following questions: Tell us what motivates you to do this important work. What gets you out of bed in the morning? What keeps you inspired? What makes you love being a teacher? I have collected some of the following responses.
“I teach because kids deserve a safe place to learn, grow, and find love and support. Kids are natural learners just waiting to have their potential realized. I have the best job and am so happy to spend each day with my students!”
Barb Kooima 3rd Grade Teacher Sage Point Elementary
“I teach because I love to guide each student towards being their best selves, compassionate friends, and to LOVE learning! I want them to know all about perseverance, all about doing hard things and that mistakes are welcome. I teach to provide a loving and consistent environment for them to blossom in. How blessed am I to be trusted with a classroom filled with amazing firsties who are mountain movers and the future of our community! “
Carley Bjorklund 1st Grade Teacher Vale Elementary School
“I teach because kids deserve their best chance at a successful life. These kids best chance is through education, and I can give them that. I may only have 180 days with each child, but I give my all to make an impact with that short amount of time. I teach kids to see the beauty in the real world through math and the beauty of worlds beyond our galaxy through reading. I teach kids to change the world with their words through speaking and writing. I teach kids. I teach kids to change THIER lives.”
Jessica Tufts 2nd Grade Teacher Lake Roosevelt Elementary
“I teach because I love kids. I know that everyday I am impacting the future of our Valley, our Region, our State, and our Nation. I teach because I have children who need to know they are loved, that someone believes in them, and who sees their potential. I teach because being a teacher is a major part of who I am. I teach because there were teachers in my life who impacted my life and I hope to pay it forward. I teach because I am a mom who knows there are more children out there who need me in their lives. It is the hardest, most stressful, most rewarding (after being a mom) job I could possibly choose to do. But, I love it. I find great joy in teaching. I am blessed to be a teacher.”
Lizabeth Fowler 6th Grade ELA/Writing/SS Monument Elementary Quincy
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