This week’s spotlight shines on Eydie Simpson. Ms. Simpson teaches 7th and 8th grade Honors Reading and she is the GT Coordinator at Melissa Middle School; this is her first year at Melissa Schools. She was nominated for The Spotlight by Marcus Eckert, principal at Melissa Middle School.
Eydie: I’ve been inspired by the many educators in my family, and I knew from an early age that I wanted to be a teacher. The joy of seeing the connections that students make within the curriculum is what makes teaching worthwhile.
Eydie: Teaching historical fiction is a personal enjoyment of mine. I love that it gives the students new insights to real world events and allows for deeper conversation that they can bring back to their history classes.
Eydie: “Hope – A gift to instill in our students and parents that we can build a brighter tomorrow.” As an educator, hope is what drives my classroom. Our society needs hope for a “brighter tomorrow.” It’s the most basic inspiration that helps me continue to strive to create future of successful members of society.
Eydie: The best part about being a Melissa Cardinal is the family atmosphere. I’m so happy to be raising my children in a community that cares and wants all children to succeed.
The Spotlight is an ongoing feature where we showcase our leaders at Melissa Schools. Check back each week during the school year to meet someone new, or to get to know a familiar face.