Angela Whitley Teacher of the Year
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Monday, August 28, 2017
Teacher of the Year
Teacher of the Year

 

Since the age of six, I knew that I wanted to be a teacher. I absolutely love teaching.  It is my passion and my calling in life.  I graduated from Mercer University in 1996, and I got my Masters and Specialist through Walden University. I have been teaching for 19 years and I truly love my career.  Most of my teaching experience was at Stewart Middle School from 1998-2015. I taught 6-8 social studies with a little bit of science and reading spread throughout. In 2015-2016, I made the move to high school and moved to Paulding County. I taught World History at East Paulding High, and as much as I love history, my heart and soul missed middle school and Douglas County.   I have now returned home and pledge to be in Douglas County until I retire. My first year at Yeager has been inspirational and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.

I am enthusiastic, passionate, driven, and detail-oriented. I always encourage my students to work hard and never give up, no matter how difficult the task. In order to accomplish these lofty goals, I think it is important first to establish a mutually respectful, honest rapport with students and establish a relationship in which communication is of the highest priority. Through this relationship, a fair environment based on trust can be established in the classroom. In my class, students are encouraged to ask challenging questions, employ problem solving and critical thinking, and collaborate with others in the learning process. Through discussion and dialogue, my students learn how to express their opinions and to defend their point of views.  Employing student-centered methods of teaching in one's classroom forces students to take an active role in their education by making choices and assuming responsibility for intelligent inquiry and discovery. 

Angela Whitley

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