Master of Education, Regis University
Scott Bloemendaal is an English teacher with over 5 years of teaching experience. He has been with Maine Connections Academy since 2019. Mr. Bloemendaal shares more below.
Why I Became A Teacher
This quote has been my guiding light through my life, and it is the reason I became a teacher:
“If I can help somebody, as I pass along,
If I can cheer somebody, with a word or song,
If I can show somebody he is traveling wrong,
Then my living shall not be in vain.”
The Online School Experience at Maine Connections Academy
The environment at Maine Connections Academy is different. While I built relationships at the brick-and-mortar schools, they tended to be more superficial compared to the level of communication here.
The coursework is rigorous, but your own work habits will be challenged as well. Students in English and Language Arts will learn to think critically, to be persuasive, to write and communication well to prove their points and express themselves poignantly: all skills that will help serve them in the "real world."
I continue to write, having published poetry, short stories, and an award-winning historical essay. Music, singing, history, hiking, and hockey are also hobbies that I enjoy.
Formulate a schedule, and by doing so you'll not only be successful at Maine Connections Academy but you'll learn skills that will enable you to be successful with future careers.
— Ms. Bloemendaal