Teacher of the Year Profiles » Kathleen Temple

Kathleen Temple

2023-24 Teacher of the Year: Middle Road Elementary
Question-Answer Session
 
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How Long Have You Been Part of the PGCPS Family?

24 years

 

Please Share Your Thoughts on Being Named Teacher of the Year & What This Recognition Means to You.

During our faculty meeting, I was surprised to be named Teacher of the Year for Middle Road.  It's wonderful to know that my love of teaching shows through:)

 

What Inspired You to Enter the World of Teaching and Education?

I was exploring opportunities to help others and teaching gave me the chance to make positive life long changes.

 

Do You Have A Special Memory or Moment from This School Year You Would Like to Share?

This has a been a fun year with my students! I love working with my students one on one, in small groups, and reading literature together.  Right now, our class has teamed up with another class to work on biographies.  Partners are reading Who Was books together in order to learn about a famous person.  They have been enthusiastic and hard working.  One day, it took us a little longer to get out to recess because they were bubbling over with the new facts that they just had to share with me about their person.

 

Finally, What Do You Consider the Most Important Lesson You Help Students Learn?

I think the most important lesson that my students learn is that I will always be here for them and that I believe in them.