Hannah Hurley is an elementary teacher at California Connections Academy. She has been teaching since 2011 and joined Connections Academy in 2015 as a kindergarten teacher. Ms Hurley earned her bachelor’s degree from William Jessup University. She shares more about her experience and love for teaching below:
“I became a teacher because I have always loved school. As a young child, I found myself pretending to teach my sister all that I had learned. My first job was as a gymnastics coach, and I found myself always wanting to adapt my instruction to fit the needs of my students. It was this idea of differentiation and seeing student success that encouraged me to pursue a teaching credential. Knowing that each student can have success in school and find their love of learning continues to be a motivation for me.
I love that California Connections Academy provides a different approach to learning. Students are able to get individualized instruction with their Learning Coach, and parents play an important role in their child’s success. I enjoy working with students and seeing them understand a concept. And building relationships with families who are a part of our school has been very rewarding.
California Connections Academy employs highly qualified teachers and passionate individuals who are dedicated to seeing students succeed. Teachers devote a lot of time and energy to their families and students, and the online environment is a safe place for making and learning from mistakes. Students are encouraged to be independent problem-solvers who thrive in and outside of school.
"I love that California Connections Academy provides a different approach to learning."
— Ms. Hurley
The whole school community is so helpful. There is always someone willing to support, listen to, and guide new families. California Connections Academy makes a great effort to see that families thrive in our school with events and creates new opportunities for families to stay connected.”