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Distinguished Teacher Carmela Della Pia

What advice would you give to people considering a career in teaching?

One of the most important things to remember is that you are entering a field that is dynamic in nature. As the classroom teacher, you are the most important catalyst for change and growth in your students' lives. Treat that role with the respect it deserves; be open to new ideas, keep current on educational reforms, and welcome the diversity and challenges that each year will surely bring.

What's the best thing about teaching?

I enjoy the connections that I get to make each and every day with students and colleagues. The very best thing is that teaching allows me to never stop being a student.