Honor Our Teachers would like to recognize Mrs. Collyer at Newcomb Middle School.
Mrs. Collyer has been working at Newcomb Middle School for four years as a dedicated Social Studies teacher of 6th, 7th, & 8th grade students. She lives and works in the community of Newcomb. She serves as a head teacher, supporting her colleagues. As a department head, she works closely with her counterparts to ensure quality instruction and data analysis. Mrs. Collyer is also heavily involved in the school's athletic program. She coaches the Fall, Winter and Spring sports for the girls. She is the sponsor of the Geography Bee, serves on the school's leadership team, the Professional Learning Community, and the Safety/Incident Command Team. WOW--> Thank you Mrs. Collyer for all that your do!!!
Q and A with Mrs. Collyer
What do you love most about Teaching?
I became a teacher because I love to learn. I wanted to do my part to create a better world. I wanted to support communities that did not have the same opportunities I have had. I wanted to serve students that wanted "good teachers". The students I meet in my classroom are easily the best part of being a teacher, I think of them as my children. I believe in a "whole" education where we discuss History, yes, but we also explore art, we discuss strategies for dealing with challenges in life, the importance of honesty and integrity in our world. I love working with my students most, I love sharing stories and helping them understand the story that they are a part of. I love watching them grow up and I will witness my first "graduating" class next year, in Newcomb, I am really excited for that!
Is there a group of students or a class period that you are particularly proud of and would like to Honor?
I really do love and appreciate all of my students, but I would love to take this opportunity to honor my "first year" students. These students stretched me into the teacher I am today, they allowed me to make mistakes and learn from them. This group of students are Juniors at Newcomb High right now, and they gave me so much insight, appreciation--they helped me to know that I was in the right place. Thank you! I am grateful to you!