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Teacher Spotlight: Alicia Watley


Teacher Spotlight

Alicia says JP Schools has given her the gift of teaching students from different cultures and countries from around the world

What is the best thing about working at your school?

I love teaching at Marie Riviere Elementary. The students are very respectful and willing to learn. The faculty and staff are supportive and give their all.

Why did you become a teacher?

Becoming a teacher was the suggestion of a dear friend who was a teacher.

What is rewarding about your job?

I am over the top when my students "Get It" !!!

What sort of impact do you hope to have on your students?

I hope I inspire my students to always seek knowledge and a love for learning.

How does it make you feel knowing you impact student’s lives everyday?

I have always been in awe of how what I have chosen to do for my career can impact the lives of others.

What motivates you to continue teaching?

I continue to teach because I believe I can make a difference in my students' education and their lives.

How do you remember all of your students’ names?

When I meet my students on the first day of school, I make a connection with the face and the name. I give myself until the end of the first week to know all my students.

Is there a quote or saying that you live your life by?

My favorite scripture to live by is "I can do all things through God who strengthens me."(Phillipians 4:13)

If you could pass on any wisdom to your students, what would it be?

I always remind my students that education is the key to unlock doors of opportunity. READ!!!

Have you ever completed anything on your “bucket list”?

I have traveled to half of the US states including Alaska and Hawaii.