Danielle Glassberg is a middle school history teacher at South Carolina Connections Academy (SCCA). Ms. Glassberg began teaching in 1998 and joined SCCA in 2010. She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the College of Charleston and a master’s degree in reading from The Citadel.
When asked why she became a teacher, Ms. Glassberg responded, “I became a teacher because I wanted to make a difference in kids' lives. I love middle school kids, and I want to help foster a love of learning for each and every one of them. I knew from kindergarten (yes, kindergarten) that I wanted to teach. I had the best teacher, Mrs. Manseau. She was so loving and nurturing but still was able to set the bar high for everyone. She made learning fun, and I knew that’s what I wanted to do.
I love the flexibility SCCA allows me. I live in Charleston, SC and have lived here my whole life. I have been married for 12 years and have four kids. Along with spending time with my family and friends, I love being physically active, reading, and going to the beach. With four small kids at home, it was nearly impossible to manage my family and still do what I love doing, teaching! This job allows me to have the best of both worlds: teaching the best kids in the state and being a mom, too.
I feel that at SCCA, I'm more available to my students than I was at a traditional bricks-and-mortar school. My students can call or email me anytime, and I have more time to respond to them. It is very important that the Learning Coach ensures that the student is organized and disciplined. Students at the middle school level want to be independent, but they still need guidance and supervision from their Learning Coaches. While all school transitions can be difficult in the beginning, the payoff is well worth it!”
I feel that at SCCA, I'm more available to my students than I was at a traditional bricks-and-mortar school.