"I have always been drawn to education. I originally wanted to be a college professor but was disappointed that my primary responsibility would be research instead of teaching. I teach high school because it is such a crucial stage of development. The students are so close to becoming adults, and I want to help prepare them for independence. I teach social studies because I am passionate about history and civics and want students to become well-informed adults who come prepared for civic engagement.
“I love that students have this opportunity to develop independence, time management skills, and self-advocacy. I love how passionate my fellow teachers are. They care about this school and give so much effort to students. In a bricks-and-mortar classroom, I could have 30 students in a 40–80 minute time period. If there were students who need extra help, I only had that time frame with them. With an online school, teachers are readily available throughout the day to all of our students.