Teacher Spotlight is where we will feature a local teacher who deserves recognition. Teachers give a lot to their students, schools and studies and we'd like to recognize them and say a simple, thank you, for all that they do.
In coming weeks, we're going to meet some of Media Elementary School's newest teachers. This 1st grade teacher knew before she even hit Kindergarten that she wanted to be a teacher.
Teacher: Christy Thompson
School: Media Elementary School
Grade/Subject: First Grade
Years in the industry: Less than two years, first year full time at Media Elementary
Thompson was a long-term substitute for 1st grade at Media Elementary prior to receiving her full time contract. She was also an Instructional Assistant for Kindergarten through 3rd grades in the Learning Support Classroom at Media Elementary and started her career as a daily building substitute teacher at Media Elementary.
She graduated from West Chester University and is currently working on her Master's Degree at Wilmington University.
Why did you become a teacher:
I always wanted to be a teacher before I even started going to school. Once I started going through college, I learned more about myself and why I wanted to be a teacher. I'm always patient and love helping others reach their goals and make progress toward their success.
What do you like most about your job:
The kids. I love that each day is going to be a new day and I can never predict what the students are going to do. You never know what they will throw at you next. The staff here is really great, too.
What do you hope your students get out of your classes:
I hope that they love to learn and get to know themselves. I hope they can monitor their own learning and realize that they will always make progress as long as they try.
If you could change anything about education, what would it be:
I would love more hours in a day so I could teach them more and balance an education that's more student led, rather than me always teaching. That's something I want to work on this year, to allow the students to hold discussions and reflect on their learning.
What do you like best about your current school:
The friendly atmosphere and positive support. I love the town of Media and the sense of community. The students and their families are really great here.