I chose to be a teacher to make a difference by giving students not only a good education but also life tools to help them learn and grow with success.  Being a teacher is beyond having a solid educational plan in place for students. It also includes mentoring, individual goal setting, overcoming obstacles, and meeting the needs of each child so they can reach a successful level of learning. Because children learn in different ways and at different paces, standard public-school programming does not always meet their needs. 

It is my job to create a safe and welcoming space, where children find learning can be fun and become confident when they reach the goals they never thought they could achieve. Teachers can reach many unreachable children just by showing that they care. I listen to them, learn who they are, and work to earn their trust. Together we commit to success.

Tina Jeter