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Stephen Blackburn

Stephen Blackburn

3rd Grade 
7 years of experience 

Excerpt from Teacher of the Year application

To me, teaching is important because:

To me, teaching is important because it is shaping the worldview of the next generation.  Teaching is telling passionate stories about life’s lessons that kids need to understand.  What worth are my successes and failures if they are not told to younger members of the society?  For its highs and its lows, teaching is a daily understanding of basic human desires.  I cultivate love and acceptance amongst the group of students towards each other, to drive individual curiosity towards their respective roles in the world.