Teacher Spotlight

Teaching Motto: It's only 10 months :-)

 

What are three things every teacher should own?

A.) A Dictionary/Thesaurus

B.) A Computer

C.) Paper

 

What stereotype about teachers is true?

We do like our vacations.

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Grade: 9-12   l   Subject: Social Studies

 

North Chicago Community H. S.

North Chicago, IL

 

Teaching Motto: "I don't teach social studies; I teach kids."

 

Who was your favorite teacher? Why?

Mr. Schmitz, my junior year US History teacher. It was in his class that I first realized I wanted to be a teacher.  He presented the curriculum in a way that was tangible and meaningful.

 

If you could have any person (living, dead or fictional) as a principal, who would it be?

Atticus Finch from To Kill a Mockingbird

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Favorite Quote: "Action is the real measure of intelligence." -- Napoleon Hill

 

What profession other than your own would you most like to attempt?

Photo Journalist

 

How did you know you wanted to be a teacher?

In college, I discovered the amazing depths of a child's mind, and its capacity to soak up knowledge like a sponge. I wanted to be a part of that.

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Grade: 9-12   l   Subject: Science & Math

 

Shiprock High School
Shiprock, NM

 

Teaching Motto: There is always room for improvement.


If you could have any person (living, dead or fictional) as a principal, who would it be?

Frank Sinatra because he would have very interesting advice.

 

What stereotype about teachers is true?

That real teachers that teach do spend a lot of time working. During the school hours we teach and any other time is spent planning and collecting data.

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Grade: 3   l   Subject: General

 

Perris Elementary School
Omaha, NE

 

What are three things every teacher should own?

Professional clothes, a classroom treasure chest, and coffee!

If you could have any person (living, dead or fictional) as a principal, who would it be?

I love animals. Because of this, I would love to attempt to be a veterinarian.

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Grade: 9   l   Subject: Mathematics

 

Wright City High School
St. Charles, MO   


What stereotype about teachers is true?

We are rude when someone is trying to speak during a faculty meeting. (Talk about irony)


How did you know you wanted to be a teacher?

When I started working part-time as a math tutor in college.

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