Our New Teacher articles let you get to know our new teachers as we welcome them to Challenge Charter Schools this year. This week, Shariah Bottex from Class K13 tells us what Italian dishes get her vote and why making learning fun is so important.
What is your favorite thing about being a teacher?
Bottex: My favorite thing about being a teacher is being able to build the foundation for scholar's education and helping them grow as respectful, well-mannered young people.
How do you feel when you see a scholar learning something for the first time?
Bottex: I feel overjoyed, accomplished, and proud when I see a scholar learning something for the first time. I know that I am doing my job correctly when they can comprehend and execute new learning tasks.
What is your favorite food to eat?
Bottex: My favorite food to eat is my Mom's spaghetti and my sister's manicotti! Also, my homemade cheesecake.
What one word or short phrase describes your focus for the 2018-19 academic year?
Bottex: We always have fun while growing and learning. I say this because I put emphasis on learning being an enjoyable experience. As a child, the one thing that made me want to learn and keep coming back to school was that I enjoyed my time there. We never really know what a scholar may be experiencing at home, so it's best to make school a safe, positive, and fun environment for them.