Hear from Simo Atagi about how he uses his love of teaching and coaching to be a role model for his students.
Being an effective communicator is a huge part of teaching and coaching—not just reaching out to students, but to parents, to your colleagues, and to all the stakeholders within your community and school.
I became a teacher because of a couple of great educators I had when I was a student here at Fort Osage High School. I grew up thinking that college wasn't really an option for me. I had great teachers and mentors who helped me make college a priority. They helped me to find ways to make it happen. These teachers also helped me understand that if I was willing to put in the work, I could choose just about any career path that I wanted to pursue. Because of the positive affect that those teachers had on me, I chose to pursue a career in education. My hope is that I have that same or similar affect on at least one student in each of my classes.
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