believe that "true teachers" are called to teach, and I have been a
teacher since 1979. In addition to teaching English, I have a personal
responsibility to help my students reach their full potential as
students, instill a love for learning, encourage them to further their
education, create a desire to become a productive citizen, set personal
goals, strive for excellence, and give back to the community.
Therefore, my educational philosophy is that I will expect the best from
each student, regardless of what his/her best is, and I will not accept
anything less. We, as teachers, must teach our students to become
problem solvers because they are our future.
I have had the privilege of teaching for the past thirty-one years,
and I continue to be passionate about what I consider to be a noble
profession. Henry Adams said, "A teacher affects eternity," but the
truth is my students are my teachers, and the lessons that I have
learned from them will affect me for eternity.