I'm a fairly new middle school teacher in southern Maine. By no means am I freshly out of school, it just took me a while to figure out what I would be happy doing. I received degrees in accounting and economics, sold panoramic sports pictures, became an insurance agent, and then eventually decided to make my way towards becoming a teacher. What I loved about all my jobs was explaining things to people and helping them understand how to help themselves, and I've always loved learning new things along the way. The process of learning has never stopped for me, and I sincerely hope it never does.
So now I find myself in the position of Media Specialist/Technology Integrator/Teacher. As of next year I'll be teaching 6th grade digital citizenship, 7th grade Intro to Coding (a brand new class in our middl school), and integrating technology, media skills, and literacy into other classrooms.
I want to be a better teacher! I want to always be excited about what I'm teaching, how I'm teaching it, observe and learn from my mistakes, try and fail, try again and succeed, and have classrooms full of engaged students.