Teacher Spotlight: Mrs. Rickly Spanish & Performing Arts Teacher
The Adventure Continues...
I absolutely love adventure and excitement. That is why I love being a teacher at Achiever Christian School (ACS). As the Spanish and Performing Arts teacher, every day is a new adventure! No two days could possibly look the same when you work with goofy, sweet and caring elementary schoolers! My favorite part of my job is having the opportunity to interact with ALL of our precious students each week. They are all so vastly different and have unique giftings from God.
This is my second year teaching at ACS. In my first year, I had the privilege of teaching our third grade class and I loved it. From multiplying and dividing to reading huge chapter books for the first time, third grade is a year of adventure, growth and change. The students ventured into uncharted math territory and underwent a dramatic change and maturing process. It was an absolute joy to watch.
As a teacher, I spend so much time with each group of students that I teach! It’s sort of a weird feeling at the end of the school year when you realize that you have to say goodbye to a group of children that you have gotten to know on a deep level. Last year, I dreaded the end as I knew that my sweet students would be moving to 4th grade. As the year progressed and I decided to continue my career at ACS as the Spanish and Performing Arts teacher, one of my first thoughts was, “YAY!!! I don’t have to say goodbye!!” I was overjoyed when I got to tell my 3rd graders that I would get to be their teacher the following year and that I would be continuing on their educational journey with them.
As an enhancement teacher (as we call it at ACS), I will get to continue on ALL of my students’ educational journeys. As they progress through each year of elementary school, I will keep seeing them and I will never have to say goodbye at the end of a school year (until they get to 6th grade and graduate, of course). I will get to see their growth and change in a unique way as they move all the way from Kindergarten through 6th grade. Seeing kids learn, grow, change and mature is such a unique experience. That’s what makes my job full of daily adventure.
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