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Distinguished Teacher Ashley Ward

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

"Own" what you are teaching. Take what you are required to teach and find ways to make it new and exciting for your students. If you enjoy what you are teaching then the students will enjoy your class and be more inclined to learn.

What's the best thing about teaching?

The best thing about teaching is seeing a student finally grasp a concept they have been working hard on. To see them gain confidence in their abilities helps me realize how important my job is.