Supporting Novice Teachers in the Time of COVID-19

by Angela Adams, Lead Coach, Carolina Teacher Induction Program

Why I’m Still Here: Reflections on the Choice to Teach

by Alexis Deese-Smith  7th Grade English Language Arts Teacher at R.H. Fulmer Middle School “Remember that you chose to teach middle schoolers.”

Finding My Rhythm as a New Teacher

by Carson Coomes, Orchestra Director, Blythewood Middle School As a fourth grader, I remember being shuffled down to my school’s auditorium one morning for a performance from the fifth grade strings…

Belief and Support: What First-Year Teachers Need

by Yesenia Solis-Laboy, Second Grade Teacher, Lake Carolina Elementary It was our open house two days before the start of school. I was excited and anxious about meeting my students and their…

One More Time

by Alexis Kelly, Fifth Grade Teacher, H.E. Corley Elementary There I am, nervously pacing around the room as students slowly filter in. It’s the first day of in-person learning for the year and I…

Finding the Light

by Ashley Harmon, Science Teacher, Blythewood Middle School As the early sun begins to rise from the horizon, I turn my classroom key to a series of clicking sounds as the lock’s mechanisms shift. I…

From Obstacle to Opportunity: The Story of an Accidental Middle School Teacher

From the time I can remember my answer to the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” was always the same. A teacher. But life is a series of paths filled with unexpected twists and…