Ms Watson teaches Middle School Reading at Annoor Academy in Knoxville, TN. Here’s what Elisha had to say about Ms Watson in her nomination entry.
This teacher not only teaches her class, but also gives up many of her planning periods to help students who are struggling in lower grades. She handles all the special programs at the school ESL, standardized testing, Acclerated Reader, IXL, and enrichment classes. She is also on the Accreditation committee that is working toward getting our school accredited.
Ms Watson – you are awesome!
We then asked Ms Watson a few questions…
How did you get into teaching?
From the time I was a little girl I knew I would someday be a teacher. In elementary school when someone asked what I wanted to be I said a teacher and that followed me to the present. I had some really great teachers who made such an impact on me that I knew I wanted to be like them and follow in their footsteps. Those teachers to this day are still my role models and I credit them with my decision to become a teacher. In addition, to the fact my parents have always emphasized the value of education and expressed the extremely valuable role of a teacher in a student’s life.
What do you hope for your students?
My hope for my 8th grade students is that they become confident and well-rounded individuals as they proceed on to high school. I hope that my students are well grounded and able to withstand the adversity which faces them as minorities and hold strong to their faith. I hope they leave Annoor Academy with their head held high and are able to recognize that the future is filled with endless possibilities. I devote my heart and soul to my students but the struggling learners have a special place there. I spend countless hours working with these students in hopes of making a difference. For these special students I hope they become confident and understand that they have as much potential as any other student. It is important that these students believe in themselves and never fall victim to the put downs. The sky’s the limit!!!
Anything you’d like to share with us? e.g. favorite moments, etc.
I would like to share that although I work hard and go the extra mile for my students so do my colleagues. I have an excellent team of teachers and administrators that I am blessed to work with. As a team, we do whatever it takes to ensure the students are successful and receive exactly what they need. My colleagues have supported me through it all and without them it would be impossible to commit the time needed to each and every student I work with. I feel incredibly lucky to work and be part of an excellent and ever-changing school.
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Voting ends at 11.59 pm on Friday May 18, 2012. Winner will be announced on May 25, 2012.