Center Grove Middle School North
8th GRADE SCIENCE
4 Years Teaching
What teaching means to me...
I wear many hats as a teacher. In any given day, I’m a scientist, a leader, a planner, a communictor, a disciplinarian, and a confidant. For a little over seven hours a day, 180 days per year, teachers are caretakers responsible for guiding and shaping future generations. A student will spend a minimum of 1,300 hours in his or her school each year. Undoubtedly, a teacher will be with that student in some capacity for almost the entirety of that time. While that may seem like ample time, it’s just 15% of a full year. Aside from being a parent, there’s no other endeavor as important in preparing a child for the rigors and responsibilities of life, and, I believe, there are a few other professions that work under such a sense of urgency. With all the distractions and misinformation that permeates our lives today, it’s often the responsibility of the teacher to filter through the noise and guide students toward a productive future.