Why Did You Want to Become A Teacher?

Photo taken by Kimberly Bryden

By: Kimberly Bryden/Junior Writer

Ever wonder why a certain teacher wanted to become what they are today? The Raider Reader asked, and each teacher gave quite different answers as to why.

Science teacher Mr. Alec Mazikewich stated that he wanted to become a teacher because he likes helping people.

“I like the earth sciences and helping people, this is the only job where I can do both,” says Mazikewich.

Science teacher Mr. Alec Mazikewich photo credit: Kimberly Bryden

Science teacher Mrs. Nancy Burkett stated that she has always loved science and wanted to share that love with all her students, but this was not her first plan.

“I was going for environmental science, but then I got married and didn’t go to grad school,” says Burkett.

Science teacher Mrs. Nancy Burkett photo credit: Kimberly Bryden

Math teacher Mr. Paul Sokoloski stated that he wanted to become a teacher because he likes helping people.

“I became a teacher to help students who are struggling. Also, I like helping people learn math”, says Sokoloski.

Math teacher Mr. Paul Sokoloski photo credit: Kimberly Bryden

Art teacher Sarah Dibble-Camburn stated that it came naturally. It was not her original plan to be an art teacher. She also did a lot of things before being an art teacher like being a horse trainer and a vet assistant.

“When Mr. Harvey retired, I wanted to try being an art teacher in high school. It is very interesting and I have no regrets,” says Camburn.

Art teacher Mrs. Sarah Dibble-Camburn photo credit: Kimberly Bryden

Kimberly Bryden is a junior in high school and a first year journalism student. Her plan for the future is to become a trauma nurse. She likes helping people and loves the excitement. She cares about her family and many others. Kimberly first started showing interest in becoming a trauma nurse when her grandmother became diagnosed with cancer and sadly passed in 2011.