Every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of a connection and insists they become the best they can possibly be.” – Rita Pierson
This page is all about teaching! The highs, lows, and in-betweeners, funny stories and personal encouragements I am collecting as a young educator.
As a first year teacher, special education – emotional/behavioral disorders, nonetheless, I’m encouraged with friendly comments like, “you’re so young and on fire!” “take care of yourself, don’t burn out,” and “wow, it takes a special person to do your job.” All good things, all good things. And yes, I take veteran teacher advice – I separate work and home! (this just means I stay at school longer instead of bringing work home with me.) The first 3 months of my first-ever big girl job have been incredible. I love the people I work with, I love the chaos and madness and varied challenges every day. Tiny celebrations and walking through muddy trenches – it all seems to be worth it at the end of the day.
This past month I was spotlighted in a District-wide Academic & Career Planning (ACP) Newsletter because of my involvement in the special education program in high school right here in Ellsworth. What an awesome chance to shine light on opportunities young people have in their search for a career. If you’re interested, check out the ACP Newsletter here!