I teach. Love teaching! Cannot imagine not doing this!!! It is with passion and enthusiasm that I say hello to my kids everyday. It is my desire for them to achieve at the highest level that I work almost non-stop for them. I am always on the lookout to make my classroom the best that it can possibly be. I look for things to change, tweak, move, adopt, undo, redo, undo again, keep the same, fix, correct and make better through constant improvement and thought and reflection about what I do. I love getting to see the kids everyday and asking them how things are going. I love seeing them achieve excellence in the arts, drama, music and athletics. I love to see how my school comes together for a common cause in the fundraising week known as SWINE Week (we have raised over $1.5 over the past three years for charities). I love how the kids are proud to be Bulldogs and support each other. I love watching the kids interact in the hallways. I love high fives during passing period. I enjoy seeing when a student “really” gets it. I love hearing when the kids get a drivers license. I love teaching. I bring passion and enthusiasm to the classroom and my kids know it. I bring a desire for them to be the best they can be (and we often butt heads here…).
I told my kids last week, that if I were to win Mega-Millions, I would still teach! However, my car would be a lot nicer!! I can’t imagine not pouring into the next generation, supporting them with positive feedback, and encouraging through difficult times. I couldn’t imagine not helping these kids to set high goals and dreams and not watch them reach. I know that it would be really difficult for me to earn tons of bucks doing what I do, but the opportunity to touch a life (or 130 lives) everyday is worth more than those millions. I make a positive impact in ways that I will never know and am happy to do so.
Why do I teach? To make a difference! And I do it everyday!