Name: Scott M.
Years of Service: 3
What made you want to be an Educator? “A group of teachers and staff at Mabel K. Holland Elementary School in Fort Wayne, Indiana, who challenged me to join them, and together we could change the world for good, one student at a time.”
What do you like most about your job? “What do you like most about your job? “The positive exhaustion at the end of the school day, and the subsequent laughter collaborating with a community of professionals who support creativity (within the boundaries of good practice). We discuss what didn’t work, “Do not try this at home,” or what rocked, “This was awesome,” and we learn together how to teach best and serve our students.”
While working on his doctorate, Scott spent a year as a substitute teacher working with special needs students. He rose to the challenge with an amazingly positive attitude and an open mind to learn from teachers around him. Scott’s enthusiasm is throughout the classroom, whether it’s having award ceremonies for students and staff, dance parties, and songs, he is always making all students feel welcome and excited to be in his class. Colleagues say they are encouraged to put their best foot forward and strive toward high standards because of Scott being on the team.
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