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Teacher of the Day

Name:  Ann Dixon

School:  The Pathfinder School

Subjects:  PAES Vocational Assesment, Money Manager, Job Talk, and Clerical

State:  Pennsylvania

What or who inspired you to become a teacher?

My family encouraged me to pursue my career as a teacher. I always knew that it was to be my future and I never gave up.

How are things different for you now, compared to when you first started teaching?

When I started teaching, everything was done on paper. Now technology has gone in a direction where teachers and students need to be computer savvy!!

What advice would you give to a new or struggling teacher?

Never give up on your dreams and always think positive because you do make a difference in the lives of children!!

My best day in the classroom was when…

The best day in my classroom is any day I see my students involved in learning and enjoying the lesson.

The best compliment I ever received was...

I taught Emotional Support students and one of my students told me, "You never gave up on me no matter how bad it was. I am where I am today because of you." He now has his own business and is doing very well.

What's your favorite part of the school year?

Graduation is my favorite part of the year. I am the senior sponsor and it is so wonderful to see our special needs students transitioning into the real world!!

What is your one must-have item for the classroom?

The computer is a necessity in today's world. It is my go to item to get information for all my classes.

What do you eat for breakfast on school days?


What movie or TV show do you secretly love?

"Patch Adams"


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