Why it’s so important: Our future depends on educated citizens, and that starts with teachers.
“When I really think about the ‘why’ behind my professional choice it comes down to wanting to be the person that helped fill the gaps of what students need. For some kids, I am the instructional mastermind that they need to continue their educational journey. For other kids I am their constant in a world of change. They know I love them and will always have what they need whether that is a hug, a snack, or patience in their times of stress. For me, it is about helping shape the whole child into the best version of themselves.”