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2017 - 2018 Teacher of the Year

2017 - 2018
Teacher of the Year

Ben Edwards

Mr. Benjamin Edwards

I feel immense pride and joy at being named the 2018-19 teacher of the year at Rosa Parks.  From the first day I have felt welcomed and appreciated here at Rosa Parks.  So, to be bestowed with such a honor by such an amazing staff means even more for me.  I also know that I am the teacher I am today because of the people that I have worked with throughout my career.  Their passion and dedication is infectious and keeps me motivated every school year, and that is definitely the case here.

One of my greatest joys as a teacher is connecting with students.  Students unique perspectives and prisms from which they view life is always interesting and a great window into how a student learns.  It is through this connection that I feel I am able to teach students and find curriculum that motivates and engages.  I have also found that a student is most willing to learn when they know their teacher cares for them.  This is why I am here.  I want each and every one of my students to succeed and see their own potential.  They know that I am here to support them and cheer for them, whether it is a softball or baseball accomplishment or a new achievement in the classroom.  

I hope that I can continue to represent Rosa Parks and this great profession for many years to come.  Thank you.

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