My first year teaching
Written by Sirkera Roberson
Things that I will most Remember
• How excited everyone was when I got hired.
• Finding out that I would be teaching Kdg.
• How helpful everyone was
Most important advice I was given
• “Don’t be nervous, just keep doing what
you’ve been doing.”
The person I admire the most
Ms. Debbie Wilson spent countless hours
volunteering to help me decorate my classroom.
She was aware that I was working 11 hour days
and she knew that I really needed help. Without
my asking she decorated my entire classroom. --
---She also steps in from time to time just to tell
me what a good job I’m doing and how proud
she is of me.
My most memorable day
Orientation. On this day I was able to meet 12 of
my 17 students. My classroom grandma (who
I’ve known for a few years) stopped by. She was
so proud and happy for me!
My wonderful teammates
I was blessed to be among team mates who are
willing to work together. My team leader has
been excellent from the start. Offering advice
and help with paperwork. Even going as far as
sending myself and the rest of the team the
entire first years plan. She also provided us with
information to send home with parents.
Our wonderful custodians
The custodians have been awesome. They were
always willing to let me in my room and to stay
on me about getting my room done. One of
them who was always me some very
encouraging words over the years, retired after
the summer. I will truly miss him.
Our wonderful cafeteria workers
During teacher planning week 2 of them
stopped by the room to congratulate me and to
give me a nice big hug. They made me feel so
What the AP said
“ I am so happy for you and not just me the
entire school. When we told them that you were
hired this year they all started clapping.”
Why my enthusiasm
I have always wanted to be a teacher, but it was
hard to find a teaching job after I graduated. I
took a job as a paraprofessional 3 years ago, and
I was afraid that I was stuck in a downward
spiral. I had got to the point that I thought that I
would never get a teaching position at the
school I was at. Or any school for that matter. So
that is why I am super thrilled!