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Teacher Of The Month: Ms. Kelley DeBoef, Pre-K, Foundation Christian Academy

Why did you decide to become a teacher? My mom was an assistant preschool teacher for many years, and I enjoyed helping her with the...

Teacher Of The Month—Ms. Zorrilla, 3rd Grade, Stowers Elementary School

Why did you decide to become a teacher? As a student in high school, I felt a calling to be a teacher so that I...

Teacher Of The Month: Ms. Grooms, Kindergarten, Bell Shoals Baptist Academy

Why did you decide to become a teacher? The love of children is my number one factor for becoming a teacher; however, as a little...

Teacher Of The Month: Mr. Mazur, 10th Grade, Durant High School

Why did you decide to become a teacher? It started with sports. I wanted to Coach, but after I started teaching, I fell in love...

Teacher Of The Month: Mr. Stinnard, 4th Grade, Warren Hope Dawson...

Why did you decide to become a teacher? When I was in college, I did an internship based on helping at-risk youth develop learning goals...

Teacher Of The Month—Jan. 2019 Valrico: Ms. Kanarek, Kindergarten, Lithia Springs...

Why did you decide to become a teacher? I trained to be a pediatrician, completing medical school and residency. However, when my kids were born...

Teacher Of The Month—Jan. 2019 Brandon/Winthrop: Mr. Krautter, 12th Grade, Brandon...

Why did you decide to become a teacher? At first, I knew I wanted to do something in the math field and also had a...

Teacher Of The Month—Jan. 2019 Bloomingdale/FishHawk: Ms. Keedy, 1st Grade, FishHawk...

Why did you decide to become a teacher? I love working with children. I worked at a daycare in college and absolutely loved it. Watching...

Teacher Of The Month—December 2018 Brandon/Winthrop: Ms. Hemphill 8th Grade Burns...

Why did you decide to become a teacher? I've always enjoyed helping others and motivating others. Teaching gives me an opportunity to do this everyday. What...

Teacher Of The Month—December 2018 Valrico: Ms. Tarsi 7th-8th Grade Nativity...

Why did you decide to become a teacher? I “played school” all the time as a young child. Perhaps being the oldest of five daughters...