I'm Jackson Belt, Class of 2019 at Wayne State College, I have a bachelor's degree in K-8, Elementary Ed and K-6 Special Ed. I'm an elementary, second grade teacher at Wisner-Pilger, where I coach basketball and softball. So I come to school about every morning with my lesson plans prepped, and my materials prep for the day, and then I greet kids at the door, show them what they need to be doing to prepare for the day as well. We usually start off with our classes. And then we have some specials mixed in like PE, Music, Library, Technology.
Once the school day ends, I send them on their way to another activity that they usually have. And then I go to either basketball or softball or do some kind of meetings that we have here at school with the administration or their teachers collaborate. Something that I love about this district of Wisner is that they really embrace you into the community, and they are willing to volunteer for stuff and get you involved in sports or activities or things at school. We'd say college taught me a lot about how to collaborate with people, and to share new ideas and put your actions into the real world. I grew up in Wayne and I just felt close to home, and wanted to stay at Wayne State. It was an opportunity with smaller class sizes. And I knew that hearing from other people that you were able to meet the professors, and be able to collaborate them closely. Working on my master's at Wayne State College for administration and Elementary Ed, I have thought about my 10 year goal and I see myself as an administrator as like an Athletic Director, Principal. After I teach for a while and learned the craft of teaching, so I can administrate that and help other teachers, be better teachers and help our students be better students. So if you're a student graduating from school and wanting to be a teacher, I think the best thing you can do is to open yourself up for conversations on how to be a better teacher or whatever you are at your profession. Always set goals for yourself and continue to learn.