Teachers speak of bittersweet end to school year

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers

With school ending, and teachers breathing a sigh of relief, the Portales News-Tribune took a few moments to ask area teachers about the past school year, as they prepared for a well-earned summer break.

Sally Smith
Third Grade Teacher
James Elementary
Q. What was the high point of your year?
A. “All the success I saw with my students.”
Q. What was the low point of your year?
A. “I just can’t think of any low points, I’ve had a fantastic year.”
Q. What is something funny that happened?
A. “The first time we looked at worm’s composting in the room. All the kids were saying eww gross!”
Q. What are some things you would do differently next year?
A. “Nothing.”
Q. What are your summer plans?
A. “Teaching summer school and a trip to England.”
Linda Johns
Second Grade Teacher
James Elementary
Q. What was the high point of your year?
A. “I was blessed with a wonderful group of students to teach this year.”
Q. What is something funny that happened?
A. “Watching our Mother’s Day performance.”
Q. What are some things you would do differently next year?
A. “I think I would just continue to have high expectations.”
Q. What are your summer plans?
A. “I am going to spend quality time with my family and hopefully go on a vacation.”

Kristi Victor
Sixth Grade Teacher
Lindsey Middle School
Q. What was the high point of your year?
A. “Seeing the students understand what I’m teaching them.”
Q. What was the low point of your year?
A. “The kids that didn’t care.”
Q. What is something funny that happened?
A. “I almost tripped in one of my classes but I saved myself. The kids laughed and I laughed. They leave their backpacks by the chairs and I tripped over one.”
Q. What are your summer plans?
A. “Hang out with my boys. We’re going to the pool and to play outside.”