Tuesday, February 9, 2016


There is a career for every passion. Teaching gives me the opportunity to help kids grow academically, emotionally, and socially. The relationships, smiles, and moments when a student finally “gets it” are extremely rewarding.

I am a teacher because it is a highly rewarding and fulfilling profession. Teachers have one of the most important, meaningful, and purpose-driven jobs of anyone today. Teachers share valuable information and important skills to encourage a love of learning that will serve students the rest of their lives.

I remain in the profession because I am committed to having a positive impact on the future of each student that I serve on a daily basis. I believe that there is an exciting career for every passion. No two days in teaching are ever the same. 

I wake up each morning and serve students in our nation's schools. Being a role model and teaching students the skills and knowledge they need beyond the classroom is extremely inspiring and rewarding. Teaching gives me the opportunity to be a lifelong learner because I learn as much from the students as they learn from me.

It is an excellent time to be a teacher. Today's teachers need perseverance, passion, validation, and hope. Teachers helped me get to where I am today by providing me with an exceptional education. 

It is essential to make lesson plans interesting in order to get all students motivated about learning. Teachers creatively facilitate the engaging interaction between students and provide feedback based on their observations. For me, the motivation to teach has always come from the students in my classroom.

For the week of Valentine’s Day (February 14th - 22nd), I encourage you to share the love by blogging, posting, and tweeting about why you #LoveTeaching on social media. Share your personal stories, thoughts, and reasons for why you became a teacher. The goal of this week is to improve morale and inspire the next generation of teachers.

Please invite your friends to join this newer campaign created by the State and National Teachers of the Year.