Congratulations Tanya Anderson!! She is our “Teacher Spotlight”. Here are some things
that others are saying about her…
“Mrs. Anderson is a a very outspoken teacher who encourages all her students to put their best foot forward. She cares for them not only in the classroom, but on the outside as well. “
“Many students were not strong in mathematics. Mrs. Anderson has came up with creative ways to help students learn the material. Her projects have been thought out and used for the learning process of the students in her class.”
Mrs. Anderson was very shocked to receive this honor.
Grade(s) Taught: 7th
Subjects Taught: Math
School Name: Hunter Kinard Tyler School (HKT)
State: South Carolina
Teaching Motto: ”A child educated only at school is not educated.”
Personal Motto: “To give less than my best would be sacrificing my gift from God”
How many years have you been teaching? I am in my 14th year.
Who or what inspired you to become a teacher? I was inspired to become a teacher by watching my three aunts that are/were in education. Mrs. Gail Yon, Miss Ruthie Wise, and Mrs. Miriam Hicks have all been my inspiration. Watching how these three women impacted the lives of children gave me a dream that I live everyday that I embark upon my career.
What advice would you give to a new or struggling teacher? The advice that I would give to a struggling new teacher is to look within themselves constantly. They need to always remember how they were on the opposite side of the desk. They should try to give to their students the type of inspiration an outstanding teacher gave to them. Above all I would tell them to put God first and all other things will fall into place.
My best day in the classroom was when: My best day in the classroom is any day that a parent comes in and tells me how I have helped their child and any day a student finds a new understanding and passion for what they have been taught. My success only comes through the support of a parent and the accomplishments of my students.
What’s your one must-have item for your classroom? I am a teacher that loves hands-on activities for my students, so anything that would truly impact the children is always needed.
If you could have one teacher superpower, what would it be? I would want the superpower that enables be to be immortal so that I could teach students forever.
What was the last non-academic book you’ve read? The book that I read most is The Holy Bible. I find my strength through God’s word to help keep my mind balanced and to find words to help make it through each day that I have to teach students.
What profession other than your own would you most like to attempt? I would love to be a parenting coordinator. I feel that this would allow me to help parents becoming stronger in their interactions with their children and take a strong approach to their education. My other top choice would be to an events planner. I love bringing joy to others.
Have a question you’d like to ask your fellow educators? If you could change one thing about your career that would make it better, what would it be?
Mrs. Anderson, thank you for being that shining light for your students! May we all strive to be that way.
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