There are so many aspects of education that I appreciate, but one of the greatest enjoyments for me as a teacher is observing the confidence that develops within a child.
When I see that light-bulb of understanding go off, and sparks of joy fill their eyes, because this sacred knowledge is now their own, that is what fulfills me as a teacher!
It’s like watching a window of enlightenment open inside their mind, and for the first time they realize that the possibilities of what they can learn and gain from their education is endless.
As a teacher, it is so important to me to nurture a child’s strengths and encourage them through their weaknesses. My goal is to guide the children in learning to read, but then introduce them to the love of learning!
Hi! My name is Ms. Sarah, and I am a teacher at Read Smart. I am so thankful for the opportunity to teach, because it is a ticket to influence children’s lives in so many ways. On the practical level, reading lays the foundation for all other subjects and stages of learning. If the door to reading remains locked, then so does the door to all other academic discoveries, and I get to help unlock that door! I am also a firm believer in the fact that when you minister practically to a child, you then have the opportunity to minister emotionally to them as well. I love the moments where I can pause and speak what they personally need to hear that day, whether it is words of affirmation, correction, or comfort-to name a few. It is more important to me what kind of person they are becoming than how well they are performing. With that said, when a child is thriving on the inside, it flows over into every other area of life, including academics. It thrills me to be a voice of truth and encouragement. So much of what we believe about ourselves is shaped during childhood, so if I have a mouth to speak truth, I plan on using it!
Hi there! My name is Molly, and I am a teacher at Read Smart! This job makes my heart so full simply because I get to grow passion in my students by demonstrating it. I get to know their hearts and listen to what makes them excited about life! I do my very best to empathize with every child. I’ve noticed the respect and love it produces. My classroom is the foundation for their dreams, and I don’t take that lightly. Reading is the beginning of a great adventure of success, and I get to be their biggest cheerleader! I can’t wait to meet your family and begin this reading expedition with your child!