I have been teaching for 10 years. When I think about my role as a teacher, the one thing that I have constantly focused on is the relationships that I have built with my students. I enjoy having conversations with them on subjects and issues that are important to them. My students know the love I have for them and they know my expectations of them and they are always willing to give it their best. Every child deserves a teacher who will challenge them, encourage them, and listen to them. I am honored to be that person and to know what I do makes a difference in the lives of so many.