Amy Dixon is an elementary teacher at Washington Connections Academy (WACA). She began teaching in 1996 and joined WACA in 2018. She received her bachelor’s degree in interdisciplinary child development from Western Washington University. She shares more about her experience below:
“I became a teacher because I have always loved working with children of all ages and find the different learning styles and abilities fascinating as well as challenging. At WACA, I appreciate that students can work and learn at their own pace and in their own environment. I absolutely love the LiveLesson sessions because I get to interact with and know my students better every day.
Not only do the students get to work in their own environment, but also I do. I love the amount of interaction I have with parents through the monthly check-ins and progress reports, which enable me to know and understand my students better. WACA also does a lot to encourage student and Learning Coach involvement and input and cares a lot about meeting the student’s and the family's individual needs.
WACA helps prepare students for the future in that they learn about their strengths and weaknesses by working independently and also learn to motivate themselves when needed.
Your student will get a lot more individualized education through WACA than in a traditional brick-and-mortar classroom!”
At WACA, I appreciate that students can work and learn at their own pace and in their own environment.