Hear from Voula Stephanou about the supportive environment and opportunity for growth in Mesquite Independent School District.
Mesquite is a great district – they show tremendous support to the teachers. There’s a lot of opportunity for growth in professional development, and growth within the education. Everyone is so welcoming and supportive.
I was in middle school when I knew that I wanted to be a teacher. My mom was a calculus teacher in Richardson ISD and when I saw her passion for teaching, I wanted to be like her. I knew early on that I enjoyed school, particularly math, so it seemed natural to go into the teaching profession.
“I never considered doing anything else. I always enjoyed math and wanted to teach others about it. I went into college knowing exactly what I wanted to do.”
I graduated from Texas A&M with a degree in Mathematics and minor in Education and became certified through the Aggie Teach Program. I believe that patience, compassion, organization and dedication are the characteristics that make a great teacher.
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