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Career Switcher Program:Why Teach?

A Poem by Marti Drummond-Dale — Educator, Leader, and Mentor


I teach because I believe in

the curiosity,

the awe, the wonder,

the dignity, the worth,

the truth, the potential, and

the joyfulness

that I find in my students.

I teach to

inspire and be inspired,

encourage and be encouraged,

understand and be understood,

make a difference and to learn.

I teach because my students believe that I will

respect their lives,

give them what they need, and

ask them to reach beyond the now and see their futures.

I teach because my students believe in me and I believe in them

to do anything,

to create anything,

to become anything they dream.

I teach because I matter.

I teach because they matter.


Teacher with Students

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