Welcome to Behind the Chalkboard, which gives readers an inside look at the teachers in the community and why they do what they do, as well as a glimpse of their lives outside of the classroom.
Fifth-grade reading, science and health teacher at King Elementary School.
Teaching for 35 years total and 22 years at King.
Why did you become a teacher?
Because I didn’t want to take care of sick children. I was going to be a nurse and didn’t think I could do the day to day. I switched my major after a year. Because I was going to be a nurse; however, I can teach science classes now.
What is your favorite part of teaching?
The students. I enjoy working with them and helping them find the best version of themselves and motivating them, whether it’s reading or whatever.
If you were not a teacher, what would you be doing?
The kids know I would be retired and have a beagle because I wouldn’t have a classroom to take care of. If I hadn’t chosen teaching, I’d probably have gone into law.
What do you do for fun when you’re not teaching?
I love to travel and I love to cook. My favorite food to cook is probably Greek or Mexican. My favorite place to visit is Europe and Northern Africa.