Bradley Teachers Share Why They Teach

The following story was written by a student on the staff of The Jaguar Times as part of Hilliard Bradley High School’s Journalism Production course.

by Naomi Kuo, Entertainment Editor and Mikhayla Draper, Student Life Editor

In class, the topic of why the classes’ teacher decided to work in education and it sparked a very cool conversation between the students and the teacher. This situation made The Jaguar Times want to shine a light on the teachers of Bradley and discover why they decided to start teaching.

We interviewed some our favorite teachers.

Q: What made you want be teacher?

A: “I did some speaking to middle school kids when I was in college, it was about leading to them making better choices, and making a difference like that led to me wanting to be a teacher.” (Thomas Robbins)

A: “I wanted to be a teacher because I had really amazing female science teachers.” (Chris Simpkins)

A: “When I was in college I took an education class that allowed me to work with students, I loved seeing the light come over their head when they understood the material.” (Tom Nees)

Q: What were some other careers you wanted to pursue?

A: “I took a lot of science classes through my education, so I wanted to do something with science.” (Thomas Robbins)

Photo by Naomi Kuo

Photo by Naomi Kuo

A: “My first major was actually education, but I thought I would be a stay at home mom, I would much rather be a teacher now though.” (Chris Simpkins)

A: “I thought about engineering, but it wasn’t for me.” (Tom Nees)

Teachers have to deal with a lot of chaos throughout the school year and it’s important they get the appreciation they deserve. We love our teachers and everything they do for us at and away from Bradley. We are very blessed to have the all amazing teachers we do. Try to incorporate making your teachers feel your appreciation as well!