New teacher Q&A – Mrs. Monica Dodson

Loves to run and watch Friends and HGTV


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Q. What advice would you give students who want to become teachers?

A. The advice I would give would be: believe in your students’ potential, and help them to believe in themselves as well.  When they realize that you are on their team,  they will want to succeed

Q. What made you want to become a teacher?

A. Being a teacher was not my first choice.  I actually went to college and got my undergraduate degree in Hospitality and Tourism Management.  My parents were both in education, my mom was actually a Special Education teacher, and I guess that is why I wanted to seek a different field of employment.  Also, with the hospitality degree, I thought I was going to do something really cool and travel the world.  Reality set in after graduation and I did not get the lavish job I was hoping for.  I ended up going back to school and receiving my teaching license, which was the best decision I could’ve made!

Q. What’s your favorite movie?

A. My favorite movie is Forrest Gump….and during Christmas time, it is Home Alone 2 because it is better than Home Alone 1

Q. What’s your favorite food?

A. My favorite food is pizza

Q. What’s something you like doing outside of school?

A. Something I like doing outside of school would be hanging out with my family (husband and daughter) and our two dogs. We like to go on walks outside and check out new places to eat