Meet The Teacher: Mrs. White

November 16, 2018

There are numerous amazing teachers in our campus. One of the many is Mrs. White, she is an Avid and Reading teacher. To get insight on her journey, I decided to ask a few questions.

How many years have you been teaching? 

“I’ve been teaching for 27 years. I started in Lakeshore Middle at Belle Glade. It was an hour away from my home so I only stayed there for a year. However, the kids were amazing! I then taught at Lakeworth High School for 15 years and transferred to Boynton Beach High before finally coming to Santaluces.”

What made you want to become a teacher?

“Being a teacher just runs in my family. Almost every family member has a career in the education field.”

Do you have any  other “dream” jobs? What are they? 

“No, I always knew I wanted to be a teacher. I tried nursing at a retirment home for a while, it just wasn’t my calling. I love teaching.”

What classes do you teach?

“I teach Avid and Reading. I started off teaching Special Ed but I saw a need in reading. Throughout the pass of time, I got involved with Avid. I’ve been teaching Avid for 5 years.”

What are your hobbies outside of school?

“I tend to workout and do yoga. However, my main hobby would have to be spending time with my grandchildren. I love being a Grandma!”

Are you involved in any sports? 

“I coached volleyball at LakeWorth High. We actually won districts. I also started the boy’s volleyball team in the same school. I’ve also coached tennis and soccer.

Do you have a favorite teacher on campus?

“Mr. Gray and I have become close because of Avid. We plan a lot of activities together, in order to make the best for our students. However, Ms. Tanguay and me have been friends since the start of my career. We’ve been together through every school I mentioned earlier. It was basically a duo when either of us would get a job offer.”

Do you believe that you’ve made an impact on any of your students? How?

“I’ve had my senior Avid class for their entire 4 years of high school. I see them as my children, my little babies. I can’t wait to see them graduate and go on to the next chapter in their life. I know each of them has great potential. I feel so honored having been allowed to see them grow from their freshman year to the blooming students they are now. They are my pride.”

 

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