Cassidy Johnson

 

What inspired you to become an educator, and what keeps you inspired?

When I was in the 5th and 6th gradeI had an amazing teacher.  She was engaging and creative. She always wanted us to be as exciting about learning as she was about teaching. She made all her students feel important and unique.  I hope that I can have that kind of impact on a child.

If you could summarize your teaching philosophy, what would it be?

I think my teaching philosophy and the skills that I want my students to develop coincide. I focus mostly on building up the children's self esteem.  I want them to feel confident to try new things and not be afraid to make mistakes because that is when people truly learn. 

What skills do you feel are most important for your students to develop, to prepare them for life beyond Friends School?

I think my teaching philosophy and the skills that I want my students to develop coincide. I focus mostly on building up the children's self esteem.  I want them to feel confident to try new things and not be afraid to make mistakes because that is when people truly learn. 

Tell us about your hobbies and philanthropic interests?

In my spare time I enjoy reading, watching T.V., and swimming. I am also intrested in the continuation of research into illnesses like Colon Cancer and Parkinson's disease because I have been personally touched by both of these.

 
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