Posts with tag: "classroom"
Saturday, August 11, 2018
By Hayes Photography
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Each and every person that I met in relation to this project inspired me one way or the other.  Kim opened my eyes to the various challenges faced by educators who work with the developmentally disabled student. Her story speaks to the desire to help, always help, those in need.  That desire evolved and has turned into a passion that is very clear when you see her at work in her classroom.  She provides a calm and positive environment for students and staff which, in turn, gets positive results.

In her words:

My teaching passion started as a nursing student in my last clinical rotation. I was asked to teach a third grade class about the parts of the human eye. I was so excited and prepared a great lesson. I went home and told my husband (at the time) that I was going back to school to be a teacher. This is where my teaching adventure started. Through many discouraging situations including a divorce, being a single mom of an infant, working three to four jobs, having no health care, no pay on vacations, summer and holidays, and never giving up on my passion, I can say I am honored to teach in the Webster Central School District. I get to grow and learn from my students every day -- just as much as they grow and learn. I love going to work and have finally found my career home.

 

Kimberly Dobson

Special Education Teacher

Schlegel Road Elementary

 

To read more about this project and other participant's stories Click Here or go to previous posts.  Thank you for visiting and make sure to leave a comment!

 
Sunday, July 01, 2018
By Hayes Photography
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Becoming a mother has been the most rewarding aspect of my life.  But it’s not an easy job. In fact, sometimes it feels impossible. As a mother of three, I can definitely relate to Kim’s story.

In her words:

"My friends have all said to me on multiple occasions, "Becoming a mom is the most difficult, yet rewarding, job that I've ever had."  I knew that having a baby was going to change my world. I expected it to be hard and challenging at times, but my baby was colicky and the reality was that it was much harder than I had ever anticipated.  In addition to this difficult new role of motherhood, I also faced the challenge of being teacher, wife and friend.

Some days, I feel like life is whirling by around me and I can't even catch my breath.  As the days and months pass , I am finding ways to juggle all of these roles and to take time for myself.  

I know that eventually I will find balance."

Kimberly Muth

Foreign Language Teacher

Webster Thomas High School

Be sure to check out what this project is all about Here