We are so excited to welcome Victoria Pope to our class as our student teacher this semester! Below she will tell you a little about herself!
My name is Victoria Pope. I am a senior at the University of Missouri studying early childhood education. I will be in your student’s classroom everyday starting January 21st for the full day this semester. I am very excited to get to know you, your students, the curriculum, and the school as a whole.
A little bit about me, I am an African American young woman from the south side of Chicago, IL, currently residing in the south suburbs. I have had a long-term passion for working with children, and knew I wanted to become a teacher at the age of 14. At 12, I had my first real experience working with children when I began volunteering at my home church’s nursery as a junior nurse. From then on: I have volunteered at two day cares during high school for national honor society hours, took a child development class my senior year of high school; where during the second semester, as a class, we ran a pre-school for community and faculty members’ children, baby sat family and clients’ children, worked at a daycare in 2018, worked at a church nursery in Columbia for over a year, as well as completed 3 ½ years of pre-service learning through Mizzou in Columbia Public Schools.
I have enjoyed working with all of the children I have come across, ages infant to 13, and I cherish the bonds, relationships, and learning that are developed over the course of time. I look forward to creating those bonds with your students and learning from Mrs. Layla and your students. I believe your student’s interests and intellectual capabilities will help me help, observe, and support your students growth as a learner, as well as help me grow along with your students in my teaching journey!
If you have any questions, concerns, or want to reach out to me, my email is firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for the opportunity and I look forward to a great school year!