I've been teaching at the same high school for nearly 10 years and have loved every second of it (aside from the politics, of course). There are struggles, but every time I come across a difficulty, I see it as room for me to improve and develop as an educator.
I like to mix it up and am very adaptable. I try to engage students by using humor and current events. I like different things and I find doing the same thing year after year can make me just go through the motions. Have fun. It's one of the few jobs that can be fun and rewarding.
Wayne County RESA Rookie Teacher of the Year - 2008 Peer Recognition April 2014, September 2015, January 2016 Tallest in the English Department
Eastern Michigan University, 2006
I can honestly say I love my job and am living the dream. I like learning as much as I like teaching, and with this job, there is no shortage of either. I am married to a teacher and we have a dog and two cats. They are all very lovely, especially my wife.