Mr. Sanchez’s other love is that of technology in the classroom. He wondered if and how that would be applicable in the first grade setting. Well, the question has been answered as Mrs. Leisure’s class uses various individualized software programs, responders, and is now preparing Power Point Presentations.
“Having Josh in our classroom has been a great experience for me and the kids. His presence has enabled us to address a wide range of abilities so we could team teach and be able to differentiate more. He has been such a positive male role model in this class, and I believe I’ve become a bit spoiled. His passion for teaching is apparent every day. He will be a tremendous asset to any school corporation fortunate enough to hire him,” Mrs. Leisure cited.
Mr. Sanchez graduates from Ball State University in May and is looking forward to his first teaching job. Perhaps we should check back in a few years and see who he is mentoring as a student teacher. The torch is lit, has been carried, and is now passed on to the next generation of educators . . . and yes it was a great experience.
(Marianne Scott is the Legacy Fund Director/Information Officer for Rush County Schools)