I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here at Lincoln Academy, and I’m looking forward to my 8th year in second grade. Teaching children is a dream come true for me, and second grade is exactly where I want to be.
Reflecting back, I believe my passion for teaching was inspired when I was a shy little girl in 2nd grade and a teacher made a difference in my life. In a class of 31, I knew she noticed me, loved me, and was able to excite me to learn new things. My goal is to make that same difference in the lives of second grade students at Lincoln Academy. The school’s mission statement, “To inspire children to love learning and to empower them to explore and achieve their individual potential,” matches my personal mission statement as a teacher. I’ve found the best way to excite children to learn is through using excellent literature, art, and nature. As I intertwine school subjects, and provide opportunities for the children to experience as much as possible by doing and seeing, I see learning come alive. As a teacher who has influence on young children’s minds, my desire is to lead them to wonderful treasures, which will kindle their innate curiosity and desire to learn.
Lincoln Academy feels like my home away from home. I hope to make it feel the same way for my new group of second grade students.