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Distinguished Teacher Joan Rocha

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

My advice to new teachers would be to follow the direction of the administrators and fellow teachers. Those with experience really do have a wealth of information and love to share. I also think it is so important to ask LOTS of questions! What is very helpful to me is to be organized and make checklists.

What's the best thing about teaching?

What I love about teaching is the relationships that are built with peers and students. I also enjoy sharing my knowledge with the students, and when they 'get it', all the work is worth it.