I was born the first of six siblings and many cousins and lived in Burlington, Indiana.. It
seems I was always reading someone a story or teaching a younger family member a new skill.
My grandmother often called me “her little teacher.” As I got older, I became a junior leader
in my 4-H club and helped teach the smaller children in Sunday school. I don’t ever remember
thinking about becoming a teacher, teaching was just something I did.
I believe that each child is an individual who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating
atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially. I
believe that each child has the potential to grow in each of these areas. It is my responsibility
as an educator to provide an environment for my students so growth takes place. Students must
feel safe while investigating and sharing their own ideas. It is vital that risk taking is supported
and that differences are embraced as part of what makes us unique individuals. My philosophy
of teaching has evolved over many years of teaching experience. As I reflect on my beliefs
regarding teaching and learning, I find that I no longer need to be in control of the learning but
can act as a guide allowing the child's natural curiosity to guide his/her learning. To accomplish
this, I apply a wide variety of strategies based on essential educational principles encompassing
cognitive functioning, learning theory, diversity issues, technology, instructional planning and
data driven assessments. Most importantly, I believe in the 19th century philosophy statement of
Sir John Lubbock; If you teach a child to love learning, the learning will come.. I am blessed
to get up each morning knowing that I will be doing exactly what I love to do, TEACH.
Rockingham County Schools
511 Harrington Highway | Eden, NC 27288
Phone: (336) 627.2600
RCS Vision: Empowering all students to compete globally. RCS Mission: Rockingham County Schools will provide a safe and dynamic globally competitive education environment in which all students can reach their highest potential.
In compliance with Federal Law, Rockingham County Schools administers all education programs, employment activities and admissions without discrimination against any personon the basis of gender, race, color, religion, age or disability. The following persons have been designated to handle inquires regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Jill Bullock, 504 Coordinator or Dr. Jean Bullock-Steverson, Title IX Coordinator 336.627.2600