February Teacher of the Month: Rachel Sirman

Each month, Marshall ISD celebrates the outstanding contributions of our faculty at our campuses to the overall educational experience of our students. These professionals work countless extra hours at home, on weekends, and over holiday breaks with one focus in mind -- to make MISD and their campus Marshall Proud and Maverick Strong for our students.

The Teacher of the Month for February 2018 at Washington Early Childhood Center, as selected by Principal, Mrs. Detriece Fisher, is Rachel Sirman, Pre-Kindergarten teacher.

"Miss Rachel is our baby!" said Mrs. Fisher in nominating Rachel for this month's honor. "She is the youngest teacher on our campus but you couldn't tell by her classroom, teaching style, and positive relationship with students, parents, and staff. She goes above and beyond to make her students love coming to school. Her students love her so much that they cry when they're sick and have to miss school. She shares new strategies, ideas, and activities with us and we learn so much from her. It is evident that education is her passion by the service she provides to others."

sirmanTeacher: Rachel Sirman

Hometown/High School: Keithville, LA/Keithville HS

College/Degree Earned: East Texas Baptist University/Bachelor's Degree in Education with Specialization in Reading/Language Arts (2016); Master's Degree in Education with Principal Certification (2017)

Grade Level/Subject(s) Taught: Pre-Kindergarten

Hobbies/Things I like to do in my spare time: "I like to bake and read."

What made you want to enter a career as a teacher?: "My mother was a teacher and I saw how much she impacted her students. I wanted to make
a difference just like she did."

What  do you see as your most important role as a teacher?: "I see teaching as a mission field. I want students to come in my classroom and know that they are loved and safe. I want each child to know that I care about them. I want them to leave my room knowing they can can do anything they set their minds to do."

Who were some of the most influential teachers/educators in your life?
"My mother is the reason I chose the education field. However, I credit my success in the classroom to my professors and my time at ETBU."

What do you enjoy the most about teaching and serving specifically at WECC?: "I enjoy teaching at my campus because when students come to our campus it is their first school experience. I have the privilege to teach my students the foundation of their education. What students learn in my classroom, they will carry with them the rest of their lives."

What are some things you hope to accomplish in your career? Future plans?: "The Lord has me in the classroom for now, but I hope to one day work in some type of school administration."
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