When asked about her experiences as a teacher, Ms. Atilano shared the following remarks:
“I became a teacher because I wanted to make a difference in the lives of my students, to give them an excellent education, and to prepare them for the real world. I love teaching at Connections Academy because I believe that parents need to have options when it comes to the education of their children, and Connections Academy has a great deal to offer those parents and their students. Connections Academy is an excellent alternative to the traditional classroom, and it provides flexibility for students, parents, and teachers. I feel that online learning is the wave of the future, and I am proud to be part of Connections Academy and what it has to offer its families.
I am passionate about being an educator and helping students reach their full potential. I believe that all students can learn and that it is my job to do whatever it takes to teach them. In making connections with my students, I ensure that they grow academically, socially, and emotionally. In fact, making connections with my students is an integral part of my teaching skill set. Also, I believe utilizing the newest technologies to educate students, helps students become more engaged in the learning process. I am sure that the experience will aid them later in life when they enter the job market, as technology is prevalent throughout the modern workplace.