Why did you decide to become a teacher?: I work in the autistic preschool as a technician or paraeducator. One of my five children struggled in school. I did research for his benefit and have been interested in helping all special needs children ever since. I returned to the elementary (to work) the same year my youngest child entered the elementary!
How long you been teaching?: This if my first year at Spring Lake but I have worked in various special education classrooms for 17 years.
College: BYU Associates in Child Development/Family Science.
Hometown: Lehi, Utah
Something not many people know about you:
I love teaching...: I love seeing the difference I can make in students' lives. It may take longer and much more effort to see progress in a special education student than others, but when you see the learning and growth, finally, it is worth everything!
During the summer I like to...: Gardening, camping, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, walking and watch the magic of a campfire at night.
If calories didn't count I would eat/drink...: Magleby's chocolate cake with raspberry sauce and ice cream!
Favorite book or movie: The Princess Bride - aka "As You Wish"
Teacher Quote: If a child can not learn in the way you teach, you much teach in the way the child can learn. Everyone deserved love, respect, patience and an opportunity to learn.
Why did you decide to become a teacher?: I have always loved school!
How long you been teaching?: Teaching for 6 years all at Spring Lake
Hometown: Lehi, Utah
Something not many people know about you: I am a licensed Cosmetologist.
I love teaching...: I love it when I see a student going out of his/her way to be kind to another student.
During the summer I like to...: Go camping with my family
If calories didn't count I would eat/drink...: Chocolate chip cookies
Favorite book or movie: (Too many to choose just one) One of my favorite movies is RV. One of my favorite books is The Help.
Teacher Quote: There is freedom waiting for you on the breezes of the sky, and you ask, “What if I fall?” Oh but my darling, what if you fly? - Erin Hanson
Why did you decide to become a teacher?: While growing up, many of my teachers changed my life. I wanted to be able to do that someday. I have wanted to be a teacher for as long as I could remember, I never changed my mind.
How long you been teaching?: 5 months
College: Utah Valley University
Hometown: Orem Utah
Something not many people know about you: I was a cheerleader since I was about 8 years old until I was 15. Out of those many years of being a cheerleader, I have only broke one bone.
I love teaching...: I love teaching because I get to see my students every single day grow into their own unique self. They make me smile and laugh each day, even if I am having a hard day. I love when my students look out for one another to make each other have a better day. I love it when my students are having fun at school and like what they are learning.
During the summer I like to...: Hang out with my family, hang out at the lake, go camping all over the state of utah, go hiking and four wheeling.
If calories didn't count I would eat/drink...: I would drink coke, or the pink flamingo from Sip n Spot.
Favorite book or movie: Currently my favorite movie is The Greatest Showman. And my favorite book would have to be Wonder. We are reading it aloud as a whole class. Each day the students are excited to read it and they dont want me to stop. It is making our read aloud very fun when they are having fun and enjoying the book.
Teacher Quote: Teaching is the profession that teaches all other professions.