I like to have fun
I like to have fun. It doesn’t matter what I do, just have fun and be positive about it. Everybody has hard things that they go through and struggle with, but you’ve got to make the best of it. Just be positive.
I graduated from Tallwood in 2011. I graduated in 2015 from ODU and got my master’s degree in 2017. This is brand new for me. My interest in teaching started with a summer camp I worked at. That really got me volunteering with kids, seeing how they work, how they grow, building relationships with them and having fun. They make you feel young again. I’m still young but it gives you a different perspective on life because they haven’t experienced different things that we all have. I just enjoy that youth and how they enjoy everything that they do. That really spurred me to teaching.
At the end of the year, what do hope your third-graders will take away from your class?
Have fun. In everything you do, you can make it fun. Enjoy learning because you’re always learning. I’m learning. I’m learning now. I’m going to be learning this first year. You’re always going to learn, so just have fun with it.
What do you hope you’ll take away from your first year teaching?
I hope I survive.
I want to see that I made a difference…in any kid, just one kid. I want to say, ‘Man, I really had an impact on this one kid. He or she is totally different than when they came in.’ That’s what I want to see. I’m excited. Nervous, but excited.