“My favorite thing about teaching music is putting on music programs for the parents to see. My students learn to sing, move, and play instruments for their performances. I always want to show off my students’ talents.”
Every child can learn and has successful moments. These priceless moments are the reason I love coming to work each day.
“It is always rewarding when students come back to visit or invite you to their memorable events to see the persons that these children have become and know that you had a small part.”
“It will always be our job as educators and a community to give children an endless amount of support, love, and an educational experience that they may use and carry with them the rest of their lives in to becoming the future citizens of our community.
“I love that I am able to be a part of the foundational blocks for my students, making a difference in their lives, building life-long relationships, positively impacting my community, and that my profession fills my life and heart with much joy.”
“I have been blown away by the support of my fellow colleagues and members of the community. Having their support has enabled me to provide a rich education to the future citizens of Enid.”
“My students and I remind ourselves every day this very special saying: We make mistakes so we can learn. We learn so we can succeed. We succeed so we can help others.
“Even on the hardest and most challenging day I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else or with anyone else. They make me laugh, cry, wonder if I am even making a difference, but in the end I wouldn’t want to do anything but this!”
“My profession is to teach academics, but my passion is to form productive citizens of our community. Communications, manners, and/or a simple handshake are all foundational skills taught and practiced in the early childhood classroom each day.”
“I most enjoy the children and their joy of coming to school, seeing their friend and teachers and learning new things. My favorite thing to hear in the morning is ‘What are we learning about today, Mrs. Rose?’”
“I enjoy being able to build relationships with my children, and giving them the opportunity to grow as a person throughout the year. Our children are the future, and making a difference in their lives means a lot to me as a teacher.”
“We only get one chance to change the world for the better, and being a teacher is the best way to do that. We don’t just affect singular people, we change families, communities and generations.”
“There are so many negative influences and broken situations around us, we have to be the light for so many. Keep pushing, keep striving, keep moving forward for excellence. Have Great Expectations!”
“What I enjoy most about teaching is getting to know the kids beyond their roles as students, seeing how their personalities develop throughout the school year.”
“It is my honor to help students make academic connections, master demanding coursework, and prepare for productive, useful, and enjoyable futures, futures that a rock solid education can provide any one of them.”
“Once a student knows that you truly care about them not only as a student, but also as a person, you can teach them anything because they will listen.”