10/30 WHOSE WHO Mindy Campbell
Mindy CampbellMindy Campbell grew up in New York state and taught in Thailand.Now a teacher at Grand Valley Early Childhood Center, Campbell loves reading out loud to her classes.If she could go anywhere in the world, Campbell would take her two friends to Thailand.E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.orgAge: 36School, grade and subject: Grand Valley Early Childhood Literacy Center. Morning preschool and afternoon kindergarten.Family information: Single with no children.Teaching experience: Former Peace Corps Volunteer. Taught several years as a preschool paraprofessional. Currently teaching under Emergency License for kindergarten.Why are you a teacher? If you worked in another profession before teaching, why did you change?I have worked at banks and other customer service type jobs. Teaching is more rewarding with less public complaints. Teaching has more smiles and hugs.What do you like most about teaching?The faces of children when they finally understand something new, the look of wonderment. The ability to learn from my students as much as they learn from me.What do you do in your free time? Free time? What is that? Write stories, cook and watch movies.What’s your favorite lesson to teach? I love reading stories and performing oral story telling in the classroom.What was your favorite teacher like? She was very creative. She used drama and storytelling in the classroom to keep our interest.What is something interesting about you that no one else knows? I have been blessed by a special monk in Thailand.If you could go anywhere in the world where would it be and who would you take with you?Thailand and I would take my friends Adam and Britt so they could see what I did when I was teaching in Thailand.What do you miss most about being a kid? Free time to do whatever I wanted to do such as playing outdoor games, digging for dinosaur bones, building forts and exploring the woods, fields and riverbank behind my house in New York state.Each Tuesday the Post Independent will feature a teacher from a private school, the Roaring Fork School District Re-1, Garfield School District No. 16 or Garfield School District Re-2. Each Tuesday the Post Independent will feature a teacher from a private school, the Roaring Fork School District Re-1, Garfield School District No. 16 or Garfield School District Re-2.
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