I teach so that I can be an agent of change, either the flint that sparks the fire or the tinder that keeps the flame going.
I teach because I enjoy the look in a student’s eyes when they realize that they can be successful.
I teach because I believe in an education system that supports the importance of teaching the whole child.
I teach so that I can provide students with at least one place in the world where they feel protected, loved and cared for.
I teach so that I can help students feel as if all their basic needs are being met.
I teach, because in doing so, I know that I am fulfilling the age-old adage that admonished: Each One Teach One.
And so, I teach.
A teacher for 11 years, Angela Normand currently teaches in Brentwood, CA.