Tuesday, August 27, 2013

{Teacher Talk Tuesday} - vol 1.

Hi - I'm Ashlee. Amongst many things, I'm a teacher. I teach Algebra 2 with Florida Virtual School. I haven't always taught virtually. After graduating college (in Minnesota), I moved to Florida and taught HS Math at ECS. I loved teaching at a private Christian school. I loved sharing my faith and my story with my high schoolers. However, 4 years later, God was doing something else in my life and I wanted to pursue it. I started teaching at FLVS. I loved the flexibility, but most of all, I loved helping students one-on-one, as they needed it. I loved that I could meet the student where they were and I wasn't bound by anything. I loved my job, but at the time was also taking my vacation days to Haiti, to help train teachers. God called me....I went. I was in Haiti for 2 years doing a lot of things (and teaching teachers). My husband and I moved back to Minnesota and again I am teaching at FLVS! God literally put this job in front of me and I feel like He created the position for me. It was a blessing to me and I feel extremely blessed to be doing what I am doing. 

Many of my friends, family and other teacher friends, get a little jealous, when I post pictures like this...of my office for the day. It is a great perk to the job. 



I love teaching... I love helping students and having an influence in their lives. I love challenging them to be better and to go further. 

Just for fun :) (I love teaching, but this is funny)



7 comments :

Jillian B. said...

It sounds like God has given you some amazing opportunities, Ashlee! I so enjoyed reading your teaching story today:)

Nicole said...

I really love that so many of us have different teaching stories! It will be so neat as we learn about each other these next few months. LOVE your job!

Sarah said...

I loved reading this and getting your email today! So neat that we teach the same subject, but our stories are so different! :)

Jessica said...

Your job does sound pretty awesome! Online school is becoming much more popular and I think it will be thing in education in upcoming years. I would love to hear more about your time in Haiti so I might have to do some searching on your blog.

Shasta said...

It's so cool to see a familiar face! I loved the video - seriously was DYING laughing.

SBH said...

A friend sent me that video this week and I couldn't stop laughing! Hilarious! How neat that we will get to hear what a virtual experience is like! I can't wait until the link up about our classroom! Do we get a home tour? ;) I look forward to hearing more about your year!

Kiki said...

Oh my goodness, that video is hilarious! There are way too many good lines for me to repeat here. Loved them all--thanks for sharing it!

And even though I'm not a teacher yet, I have to say your office does look pretty nice! :)