Teacher Spotlight

Grade: 6-8   l   Subject: Theatre / Arts, Speech / Debate

 

Woodcreek Middle School

Humble, TX

 

Teaching Motto: If I can inspire at least one child... change at least one child's life... then I did something right.

 

Describe your all-time favorite lesson/unit activity

Letting the kids create their own film project. The ideas they come up with always blow my mind!


What is the greatest misconception about teachers?

We're boring. I'm so not boring! And most of my teachers friends aren't either!

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Grade: 3-5    l   Subject: Science

 

Pauline Jones Elementary School

Cumberland County, North Carolina

 

What are three things every teacher should own?

1. A fantastic looking pair of shoes that are also comfortable

2. A first-aid kit (mainly band-aids for the quick fix)

3. A class pet (or pets)

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Teacher Spotlight Mrs. Jessica Piper
Grade: 8   l   Subject: Language Arts

 

Spring Garden Middle School
St. Joseph, MO


Teaching Motto: Git 'R Done

 

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

Andy Griffith...who in the world would be more sympathetic and fair? Love him! Props to Lara Gilpin, my current (and lovely) principal =)


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

Stay-at-home mom, chef, nurse, writer, librarian, speaker, gardener, coach, beach bum...I'll be busy in retirement =)

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Teacher Spotlight Mrs. Shauna Abston
Grade: 1   l   Subject: Science


Kaiser Elementary
Teaching Motto:
Teach like your pants are on fire and believe it will all work out for the best.

 
What is the greatest misconception about teachers?

We get paid a lot of money and have lots of time off....

 

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

Race Car Driving...

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Mr. Frank Rodgers
Subject: Special Education  l  Intermediate SLD

 

John R. Hummel Elementary
Las Vegas, Nevada

 

Teaching Motto: "Always be a little kinder than necessary." - James M. Barrie

 

What is the greatest misconception about teachers?

They are overpaid.


What stereotype about teachers is true?

We will eat anything you put in the teacher's lounge!

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Teacher Spotlight
Grade: 7    l   Subject: Reading / Language Arts

 

William Wirt Middle School

Riverdale, Maryland

 

What are three things every teacher should own?

A notepad to jot ideas down at 3 a.m., a good stapler and a good pencil sharpener

 

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

The person would have to be impartial, and make decisions that actually make sense. My choice would be Martin Luther King, Jr.

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