I became an English teacher because I loved reading. As a result, my love of reading has always been something students in my high school classes picked up from me. Also, I enjoy writing. I am very skilled in teaching people how to organize their thoughts on paper. I am also a person who loves to write fiction. Therefore, I can help people tell stories with skill and feeling.
However, the greatest fear of most students is giving a speech. I was the head speech team coach for most of my 35 year teaching career. Often, my students went from a state of fear to a state of confidence.
As a result, when I travel through nearby communities, I enjoy meeting my former students. Entering adulthood, they appreciate the care and expertise I displayed while helping them improve their writing skills, their interest in reading, and their confidence when speaking in front of classmates and other audiences.
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