If you can read this story about future teachers, thank a teacher.
And if your great grandkids wind up reading it someday, maybe they’ll be able to thank one of the 11 Richmond Hill High School seniors who participated Tuesday in a Georgia Future Educator’s Signing Day ceremony.
The day is meant to “celebrate those students who answer the incredibly important calling of becoming an educator,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said in a press release.
Richmond Hill students honored included: Kyia Agee, Georgia Southern University’s Armstrong Campus, “wants to be like the teachers she has had and make a difference in the lives of students.” She is majoring in elementary education.
Bronson Christien Houston, GS Armstrong, “was drawn to teaching because of all the amazing teachers he has had throughout his school career.” Houston is majoring in elementary or secondary education.
Dylan Tyler “Maddie” Lee, GS Armstrong. Her “desire to teach comes from a deep interest in history and the future of our children.” She will major in political science and education.
Valerie Ai-Ping Meade, Savannah Technical College, “has always loved helping and working with children.” She will major in early childhood education.
Elizabeth Anneliese “Lizzie” Mehl, Sweet Briar College, said “spending time in elementary classrooms has influenced her to pursue a career working with children.” She will major in special education.
Julia Elizabeth Murphy, North Carolina State, “loves working with children and wants to positively impact future students.” She is majoring in elementary education.
Eileen Shaity Nieves, GS Armstrong, “has always loved children and wants to be the best she can be for them.” Nieves is majoring in elementary education.
Catherine Nicole Pass, GS Armstrong, said “working with children everyday as a work-based learning student at Richmond Hill Elementary has led her to choose a career in education.” She’s majoring in elementary education.
Abbigayle Lakea Stanley, GS Armstrong, said “working at BEE daycare and ECE practicums have solidified her plan to pursue a career in education. She’s majoring in elementary education.
Jamira Amya Janae Thompkins, University of South Carolina-Beaufort, “loves being around children and being a positive influence in their lives.” She is majoring in elementary education.
Fayth Werner, GS Statesboro, “wants to be a motiving positive influence in the lives of future students.” She’s majoring in secondary education with a specialization in writing and linguistics