Media Patch is offering a feature called Teacher Spotlight 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.
This Media Elementary School physical education teacher has taught at all grade levels and still enjoys waking up to go to school after 35 years. She also enjoys mentoring future teachers from her Alma Mater.
Teacher: Carol Shapero
Grade/Subject: Physical Education
Years in the Industry: 35 years within the Rose Tree Media School District
Shapero earned her undergraduate and graduate degree from West Chester University and she is certified and has taught physical education at all grade levels. She also is a graduate of Penncrest High School and her children are products of the Rose Tree Media School District, as well.
What do you like most about your job:
My students. I love the elementary level, they have a natural enthusiasm. And it's their favorite class, well at least I'm in the Top 3 with recess and lunch. But I've never been bored. Every year is different and there's never a dull moment. I like it more now than I did in the beginning. I still get up and want to come to school.
Why did you become a teacher:
I was inspired by some of my teachers and I wanted to coach and teach. I got to fulfill my life's ambitions and I was able to have kids at the same time.
What do you like best about your current school:
I like the staff, the principal and everyone who works here and the families. I mentor student teachers from West Chester University too and it allows me to work with them and influence future teachers. It's a positive experience and the students enjoy it.