102 Review, May 21st, 2017: The Merits of Snapshot Classroom Observations

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STAFF SPOTLIGHT: Ms. Vanessa Wyckoff 

Staff spotlight interview with Ms.Wyckoff by Maria Cruz and Shreya Gannaram

 

What do you enjoy most about your work?

 Seeing the growth that my students make.

Did anyone inspire you to become a first grade teacher?

No, I’ve always loved kids and working with them. I was always babysitting and helping kids with homework and seeing them succeed.

Would you recommend your career to others?

Yes, if you like kids. It’s very rewarding.

What other jobs did you have before coming to this school?

I worked at a charter school, and that’s where I learned a lot of great skills.

What is your goal as a teacher? Do you think you already achieved it? 

My goal is for my students to be on grade level and ready to succeed in the next grade level. At this point of the year, 80% or my kids are at grade level. We are on the path to achieve it.

What is the most difficult and easiest part of your job?

Seeing students struggle, and there is nothing easy about being a teacher. It takes a lot of planning and time. It’s really hard thinking about misconceptions kids might have.

What have your experiences with children been like? 

I’ve always been with kids. I worked at day camps, children’s clothing stores, and daycare. My experiences have always been positive and kids always trust me.

What personality traits does your career require you to have?

 You have to be organized, trustworthy, hardworking, and patient.

What is your favorite food? 

I love Greek food. Chicken gyro salad with tzatziki on the side is my favorite!

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