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Shiloh’s Summer Spotlight Series
Throughout the summer of 2015, Shiloh would like to take the great opportunity to do small “spotlight” stories on our wonderful staff members. Even though school is not in session, we feel that this is a fantastic time to show our thanks and continued appreciation to our dedicated staff members. This time, our “spotlight” will be on Shiloh Teacher Assistant Mrs. Teresa Hansen. Please read further to learn more about Mrs. Hansen!
-When did you decide you wanted to work in education?
I decided about twenty years ago that I wanted to work in education. I started volunteering at Shiloh tutoring and helping different teachers prepare materials. I loved seeing the growth of the students that I was tutoring so I decided to apply for a teacher assistant position.
-What is your role at Shiloh?
I am a teacher assistant.
-How long have you worked at Shiloh?
I have worked at Shiloh for 11 years.
-Can you tell us about a teacher that you had while you were growing up who had a positive influence on you?
The one teacher who was a positive influence on me was my fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Templeton. She was a tough but fair teacher and always encouraged you to do your best. We had to write in a journal every day and she would make encouraging comments and put special stickers on the page. I still have those journals and I treasure them. She always made us feel special in and out of the classroom. She even attended my First Communion. She was not only a teacher but a true role model.
-Where did you go to elementary school?
I went to Madison Elementary School in El Cajon, California.
-What would you like for the students of Shiloh to say about you, say in 10 or 20 years from now?
I would like my students to say that I was fair, compassionate, understanding,and encouraging. I also would want them to say that they learned a lot from me not only about reading and math but how to be a productive member of society.
-In your opinion, what is the best thing about the Shiloh community? (Students, staff, parents, etc.)
The best thing about the Shiloh community is that everyone works as a team to make sure that each and every child shows growth.
-Can you share anything with us that we may not know about you?
. My family has a gold claim in California.
-When you are not working at school, what do you like to do?
When I am not working, I like to spend time with my family hiking, mining, traveling and taking pictures.
-Please leave us with any final thoughts that you would like to share.
Teacher Assistants are an asset to a school because they provide the one-on-one instruction that some students need. Each and every child is capable of growth. They just need someone to encourage them and give them the resources that they need to learn.
Thank you for reading about Mrs. Hansen. We thank her for her time with our spotlight series. Who will be featured next? You’ll just have to keep reading and checking our website!
Written by: Scott Spencer - Principal
Posted: Jun 28, 2015 by Mark Greene