Name: Chris H.
Years of Service: 30
What made you want to be a teacher? “I’ve always wanted to be a teacher. Being a teacher runs in my family as both of my grandmothers were elementary school teachers. My mom also taught for 35 years.”
What do you like most about your job? “The kids are, by far, the best part of teaching. All of the different personalities, learning styles and prior experiences come together and make every day unique and interesting.“
Chris is not only a unique second grade educator, but she also coaches for her school. She leads the school’s intramurals program along with coaching soccer and basketball at the neighborhood middle school.
Chris says, “It gives me a chance to teach sports to my former students, and it gives me a chance to work with kids I wouldn’t know otherwise.”