Meet your teacher: Jamie Myers

Grade/Subject at what school: Kindergarten at Maple Glen Elementary.

Number of years teaching: 13.

Background/Schooling (college & high school):

Shepton High School, Plano, Texas.

Carmel High School.
B.S. Elementary education, Indiana University.

M.A. Elementary education, Ball State University.

Why did you become a teacher? “Since I can remember, I’ve wanted to be a teacher. One of my favorite early memories of my love for education was when Santa gave me a teacher kit for Christmas, full of stickers, a gradebook, lesson plan book, library cards, all sorts of art supplies, and so much more. It was the best gift I can remember getting as a child. I became a teacher to instill that love of education in others. I wanted my students to love school and learning as much as I did as a child.”

What goals do you have for your students? “I want them to do their personal best in all that they do and learn to be good friends. Not only do I want them to grow academically in the classroom, but I want them to grow in their compassion for others.”

What do you encourage parents to do at home to help their children strengthen particular skills? “Read, read, read. I encourage parents to spend time reading to and listening to their children. Find ways to incorporate struggling skills in fun ways without the tasks seeming to be daunting.”

Name your favorite movie. “‘The Sandlot’ and ‘Sixteen Candles.’”

Name your favorite musician or band. The Beatles.

What’s something your students might not know about you? “I love to do photography in my spare time. It’s my creative outlet!”