Great teachers take every chance to be a positive influence to their students. For Jennifer Hull, every day is a new chance to make a difference in the lives of her first-grade students at Sand Creek Elementary School in Fishers.
“I really just like helping to make a difference and teach them a love and joy for learning,” said Hull. “Seeing them grow throughout the year and developing their skill is really rewarding for me.”
Hull, 28, has been teaching first-grade math, science and reading at Sand Creek for four years. She says she always wanted to be a teacher for as long as she can remember, since her childhood.
“I want students to love learning and to want that desire to learn, and be the best person they can be,” said Hull.
The teachers Hull had throughout her years in school have inspired her to do the same thing for her students that her teachers did for her.
She says her biggest challenge is helping students who don’t enjoy reading, so she tries to maintain an active role in their studies by meeting with their parents to discuss ways she can help and maintain communication and involvement with the students.
“They can be successful in life and at whatever they choose to do,” said Hull. “We want to show the students love and show them we care enough to make a difference.”
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By Scott Raychel