I am a first year student here at Post University. Before pursuing my career as a teacher, I was just a regular undergraduate student fascinated with the world of STEM, where I complete my B.S. in Biology at Benedict College in Columbia, SC. After receiving my degree, I stepped into the teaching world through Teach for America, where I started as a 9th Grade Special Education Teacher. The following year, I became the 9th Grade Algebra I teacher, where I continue my title, a long with being the math department chair at my school.
Untitled. P is for Rita F. Pierson: Every Child Needs a Champion - The Positive Encourager. Rita was a remarkable teacher.
She died at the age of 61 in 2013. Here is the TED appreciation of her life and work. In the video above Rita gives a rousing and inspiring speech about what it means to be a teacher. Explaining the calling of being a teacher, she says: Every child deserves a champion – an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.
Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion.