Many people think of kindergarten as not much more than recess, nap time, and the occasional coloring session. However, teachers like Kathryn Maness know the job isn’t as easy as it seems.
“Teaching kindergarten has been the most difficult, yet rewarding experience I have ever had. I leave work exhausted, but feeling accomplished most days,” Maness said.
New hallways, new teachers and sometimes, a new school. Going back to school can mean a ton of jitters and a brain swimming with new information. How can a student keep it all straight?
Thanks to our previously nominated DCL Teachers of the Month, we’ve gotten some advice straight from the teachers’ desks. What you do with it, well, that’s up to you. Check out what our esteemed teachers had to say:
Carrie Lucas is still a student.
“A wise man once told me that when you stop learning, you die,” Lucas said. “So I’m being taught by the best teachers in my life, my students.”
Ashley Koh can’t see herself being anything else besides an elementary school teacher.
“It’s what I’ve wanted to do my entire life, so I’ve never imagined doing anything else,” she said.
Six Alabama teachers have been chosen as finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST), including one local instructor.
Tuscaloosa Magnet Schools-Middle 7th and 8th grade IB teacher Wendy Bramlet is a finalist for the award – the nation’s highest honor for K-12 math and science teachers. The awards recognize teachers for contributions to the classroom and to the profession. This year’s awards honor secondary (grades 7-12) school teachers.