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Teacher Spotlight: Priscilla Jones



Priscilla Jones

Ware County Middle School

6th Grade Social Studies


1. How long have you been teaching?


I have been teaching for 2 years going into my 3rd year.


2. What inspired you to pursue a career in education?


I have always been great with the youth. I am a youth leader at my church, and once I started substitute teaching, I noticed the positive impact I was having on them. I hated seeing students who may have been on the wrong track or struggling. I wanted to help them start to do better and get more out of life. It was then that I was inspired to pursue a career in education. I wanted to be able to impact any and all students that I came across, leaving a positive impact that they would never forget.


3. What is your favorite thing about teaching or your biggest success story?


My favorite thing about teaching is the impact I can leave on students and colleagues. I love hearing of ways I have impacted a student’s or colleague's life that I have had the chance to encounter within my years of teaching. I also love being able to be creative with my students when it comes to lessons, activities, and projects. It allows me to reach every student in a different way that promotes learning. In my classroom, we have done so many things that allowed students to have fun while learning, which has allowed them to retain the information. We recently had a wax museum, and even now, the students are still talking about their experiences. I could not be any more excited of my students and their progress.


4. What challenges do you face in the classroom?


The way I face challenges in the classroom is by learning from them and using them to help me grow and become a better teacher.


5. How do Gallopade products or Gallopade Curriculum help you in the classroom?


Gallopade has allowed me to introduce different content in Social Studies that we talk about. It has also allowed me to break down information and work with students in small groups, one-on-one, and whole class. This has allowed me to test my students' knowledge because Gallopade breaks it down into easy-to-understand lessons so the students can comprehend the information better.


6. What is something that every student should know about teachers?


One thing every student should know about teachers is that teachers care and try their very best. Teachers are not perfect and make mistakes as well.


7. What advice would you impart to a new teacher or someone who wants to become a teacher?


I would encourage a new teacher or someone who wants to become a teacher to learn and get all the experience you can. Every day will not be the same, and there will be hard days. Always remember that someone else is dependent on you and looking up to you. Someone once told me that no matter where you end up in life, take the opportunity to learn all you can because you never know where you will have to use what you know. I would also encourage them to learn, explore, grow, and not be afraid to try new things in the classroom. Lastly, I would say, ‘’Be the fearless you, you were created to be!’’


8. What do you love to do when you're not teaching?


I love to enjoy time with family and friends while also making time for self-care!

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