Teaching is one of the most powerful professions on Earth. The ability to shape a mind from a young age is both a privilege and a gift. At DualLanguageSchools.org, we honor the profession by sharing the stories of influential teachers who have made a difference in the Dual Language community. We believe that teachers deserve recognition for their first-hand involvement in shaping society, and allowing creative young minds to grow. This month's teacher of the month, is someone who embodies the characteristics we at DualLanguageSchools.org consider to be truly influential in shaping our future leaders.
This month's Dual Language Teacher of the Month, Isabel Marsh, was nominated by the principal of her school, Garden Hills Elementary in Atlanta, GA, because of her dedication to Dual Language programs and the biliteracy of her students. She is so invested in the success of Immersion programs that she presented a Survival Guide for Dual Immersion teachers at the Georgia Dual Language Immersion Institute. Mrs. Marsh has demonstrated such passion for her students that she even committed to meeting with her students once a week over the summer to help them maintain their Spanish. Mrs. Marsh is a dynamic example of how having teachers as a child who are dedicated to their students' allows these students to one day become effective leaders themselves.
I consider teaching a privilege. I get to mold little minds, and teach them so many important life skills. It is truly joyful to be a teacher.
Mrs. Marsh is someone who goes above and beyond the classroom limitations to ensure her students' learning, even creating a club for students to learn Spanish who were unable to participate in the Dual Immersion programs. We have chosen Isabel as our Dual Language Teacher of the Month because of her dedication, passion and dynamic approach to Dual Language education, that stems far beyond the classroom. Read more to hear about how Isabel has been such a successful role model in the Dual Language community.
How long have you been involved in education? What was your biggest influence in becoming an educator?
I have been teaching Kindergarten for 8 years. I am a passionate lifelong learner. I love to learn about how things work, why they function in the way in which they do, and how they have improved since their inception. My idea of a perfect afternoon is being immersed in a book, a documentary, or visiting a museum. I was fortunate enough to have parents that fostered this learning environment, and teachers that pushed me and challenged me to be the best version of myself I could be. I wanted to afford children the same opportunities that were afforded to me by my parents and teachers. Knowledge is power, and I am truly invested in growing great children. I consider teaching a privilege. I get to mold little minds, and teach them so many important life skills. It is truly joyful to be a teacher.