• VanderVeen
    MERANDA VANDERVEEN
    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.