Who Am I? Why Am I Here?

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Who Am I? I am me… me is she… she is me, because I am an English teacher, and I want to show my creative side (thanks Dr. Maye :D), and not to mention, not too long ago my students created a bio-poem person, I wanted to share an introduction of myself, using the bio-poem I shared with my students.

Ashley

Child of Mable and William

Who loves dancing, reading and children

Who hates tomatoes, onions and liars

Who wants to go to Jamaica

Who wishes she could’ve met Bob Marley

Who is scared of failing and roller coasters

Who dreams of world peace, getting married and having children

Who is determined to get her Masters

Who values family, loyalty, and people

Who is proud of her students and her family

Who graduated from Elizabeth City State University

Who lives in Elizabeth City, NC

Simons

There’s a brief background of me using my creative juices, but I wanted to share more. I was born and raised in Edenton, North Carolina to Mable Simons Evans and the late Reverend William Lee Wainwright. I am a 27 year old 2010 Cum Laude graduate of Elizabeth City State University. I have a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in English. I currently teach at Bertie Middle School, land of the high flying Phoenix, as a 6th grade English/Language Arts teacher. I also am a  dance instructor at Edenton Dance Stars in Edenton, NC.

I have 9 years of studio training and many years of dancing outside the studio. I excel in modern, jazz, ballet, hip-hop, pointe, lyrical, liturgical, and choreography. My first experience with choreographed dancing was at the age of 6, where I begin taking dance in a local dance studio in Edenton. Through many years of dancing, I was exposed to various genres of dance. This was a rewarding experience as through dancing, I was taught many valuable lessons which I use and incorporate in the classroom.

 Why Am I Here?

That is probably a question that many of us are still asking ourselves, now in week 14. I have somewhat of an idea, but I know there’s more. I do know I am here to nurture, to inspire, to encourage, to provide inspiration, motivation, and prepare my clan to be 21st century learners.  But, to be honest, I’m still trying to figure out if this is my only role. I think it’s okay to still be figuring this thing out. Hopefully, before too late, it will ALL be revealed to me in some magical way. I look forward to reading the posts from my fellow beginning teachers throughout the course of the year.

A. Simons ❤

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