Curriculum Highlight — I love teaching about the sacrifice and courage of the brave men and women in our country’s history who paved the way for our freedom. There were many grand events, but in the end it is the collective decisions of each individual that makes the greatest impact. As we study individuals from history, we learn that ordinary people can do extraordinary things when they follow their heart and stand for truth.
Student Interaction — I feel deep satisfaction when a student pushes through personal barriers to overcomes obstacles and makes great strides, whether that be connecting better with classmates, becoming more self-governed, or learning how to write a challenging essay. I enjoy helping each student become their personal best, taking from where they begin and helping them progress as far as they can– all while making the process something to look forward to.
What Life Experience Prepared you to Teach at AHS? — As an English major, I wanted to be able to use literature as a platform to discuss principles of truth in the public setting. I ended up teaching full-time seminary for CES instead, and I loved teaching the gospel to youth where I could talk about those principles outright. At AHS, I can teach Christian character AND literature in the same lesson! It is the perfect blend and I smile inside every day that I can incorporate history and religion into the same lesson.
Education — Bachelor of Science, Marriage and Family Development, Brigham Young University; English Minor
Why teaching? — No two students are alike. I enjoy using my creativity to find ways to connect with the individual and inspire the students to love learning and to accomplish what they didn’t think they were capable of before.
“I hope students leave my classroom feeling that learning is satisfying! I hope they learn that sticking with a task, though difficult, can be satisfying and rewarding internally. I hope they will have felt, through the Spirit, that they are a child of God, and that they have a special mission and purpose on the earth at this time. I hope they feel better prepared to meet challenges ahead armed with hope, faith, and a ‘can do’ attitude.”
– Mrs. Cory