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North Grove Elementary School
2013-14 Teacher of the Year 

Subject and Grade Level: 5th Grade, ENRICH-language arts, General education-math, social studies, science

Years of Experience: 17

To me, teaching is important because: To me, teaching is important because it is the one profession that makes all other professions possible. Teacher have the unique power to ignite passion and excitement for life-long learning. Teaching is an enormous ambition and evolving quest... not for the faint-hearted... I laugh, cry, celebrate, study, reflect, lose sleep, adapt, change, nurture, reprimand, hug, evaluate, and inspire. Teaching is important because, for me, I can't imagine any profession more perfect or fulfilling.