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Distinguished Teacher Catherine Thomas

  • Golden Valley High School
  • William S. Hart Unified High School District
  • 9th -12th: Special Education
  • Special Education

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

In order to be effective, the hours are long and you'll sometimes go home feeling defeated. You're not, and your kids will
prove it to you. Remember it's about them.

What's the best thing about teaching?

While seeing the kids grasp concepts or develop socially at school is amazing, the biggest thrill is when parents tell you that they see it too. That shows generalization and that is what the kids need to reach.

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