We Love our Teachers Wednesday: Spotlight on Ms. Shirlecia Hunt, 4th Grade Teacher
“A good teacher can inspire hope, ignite the imagination, and instill a love of learning.”
For this week’s teacher spotlight, Mariam Boyd recognizes 4th grade teacher, Ms. Shirlecia Hunt. As a former student of Warren County Schools, Ms. Hunt brings to the table a lifelong dedication to those who are most important to us- our learners! In her time at Mariam Boyd, Ms. Hunt has become a cornerstone of our school family and is loved by students and staff alike. Ms. Hunt is continuously looking for new ways to engage her students and instill in them a love of learning and a thirst for knowledge. We stopped in with Ms. Hunt to check on how her and her fourth graders have been doing since school closed earlier this Spring.
1) What have you been working on to ensure students are still learning during our school closure?
To ensure that students are still learning during our school closure I have been posting videos on class dojo of me reading stories, along with links to YouTube stories. I constantly check I-Ready, E-Spark and Reading Counts to see how my students are doing and provide them with assistance on any areas they are not doing well in. I provide tips on reading, writing, and math.
2) What do you miss most about being in school?
It has been very difficult transitioning to online learning for teachers, students, and parents. I miss teaching my students and helping them learn. However, I miss seeing the smiles on my students' faces the most. I have been able to see some of my students through online meetings.
3) What advice would you give your students during this unprecedented time?
During this unprecedented time, I would encourage my students to still practice their reading, writing, and math skills. I would also encourage them to still continue to be themselves and to have fun with their family. I would tell them not to worry and keep a positive attitude.
Mariam Boyd is so thankful for Ms. Hunt and her continued support for her scholars during these uncertain times. We cannot imagine our staff without her, and look forward to seeing more amazing things from Ms. Hunt and her students in the 2020-2021 school year!