Mr. Ewell and Mr. Lai are having an amazing time in Boston learning about The Revolution. They can't wait to share with students in the fall.
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.
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.
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
Mondays - Fridays June 10-August 16th.
12:45 pm - 2 pm
Constitution Park 600 S. Main St. Payson
8 am - 1pm Monday - Thursday
Closed July4th and 24th.
Online registration open July 25th.
Pre-registration for Kindergarten is going on now.
Why did you decide to become a teacher?: I became a teacher to help each child know that they can do anything with hard work and perseverance. It is so rewarding at the end of the day when each student has accomplished something they thought they never could.
How long you been teaching?: I have been working at Spring Lake for 4 years
College: I have attended WSU and UVU.
Why did you decide to become a teacher?: My mom was a science teacher and then college professor. I grew up with shadow boxes hanging on the walls full of butterflies, mice, beetles, etc.. We had chickens, rabbits, dogs, cats, birds, fish, gerbils, and ducks as pets. For two years, I hiked through Red Rock Canyon in Las Vegas to collect daphnia (water fleas) for my mom's graduate thesis. My mom, even though she has passed away, will always be one of the main reasons I love science and teaching.
How long you been teaching?: 10 Years
Why did you decide to become a teacher?: Sounds corny but it was a "calling". I was lead to it even before I knew I was going back into the workforce. Walked into a special education preschool classroom and dropped to my knees with kids on the floor. I felt if I ever needed to go back to a profession this was it. A few years later my husband's health tanked and the rural EDNET program from Utah State became available at almost the same time - with a Federal grant to pay for it if I kept up grades.