Meet your teacher, Jane Hitch

CIW-ED-Teacher Hitch

Grade/subject: Third grade, Oak Trace Elementary

Number of years teaching: 14

Background/schooling: Jefferson High School, Lafayette; bachelor’s at Purdue University, West Lafayette; and masters from IUPUI.

Why did you become a teacher? My mom inspired me with her love of teaching. I love to help others see the joy of learning.

What goals do you have for your students? I want students to love to learn – to seek out new information and make amazing discoveries. I want them to be leaders.

What do you encourage parents to do at home to help their children strengthen particular skills? I encourage parents to spend time with their children reading and discovering new things together. However, I also want them to give their children a chance to shine on their own and be proud that they can do things by themselves.

What is your favorite movie? “Grease”

Who is your favorite musician or band? Bon Jovi

What’s something your students might not know about you? My goal is to publish a children’s book someday.