I became a teacher because of a love of learning.  I believe we learn new things all the time and are constantly learning by doing.  Every moment is a teachable moment.  I want my classroom to be a fun place and where involvement is encouraged.  As a teacher, I have faced many challenges, but it is all worth it to see a smile on the face of a child! 

Being a teacher has given me the chance to influence children and their future in a positive way.  I hold high expectations for  behavior and academic success.  When students know they are being held accountable, they strive to meet the high goals and expectations that are set for them.  My goal is to build confidence and to let the kids know they can do anything they set their mind to.  I want all students to learn respect for themselves, others, and their school. Education is constantly changing and I believe in learning more about technology and going to workshops to further my skills as an educator so that I can be the best at my job for my students.  I believe in working as a team with my colleagues.  We can all learn new things form each other. 

As a child, I was fortunate to have wonderful role models to learn from and I was inspired by some truly exceptional teachers.  I strive to make a difference, just as they did.  I can only hope that the love I have for educating children is remembered by my students for many years to come! -- Amy Nixon