Why I Teach

Three Oaks teachers have chosen to teach because of their deep passion for student learning and success. They seek to inspire students in all aspects of their lives, and for many teachers, their goal is to be a role model. Teachers can inspire even an uninterested student to become engaged in the learning process by motivating them to participate and focus.

Below are five teachers from Three Oaks Public School Academy whose drive and motivation is contagious. They are what make Three Oaks an incredible place for students and staff because of the family-like feeling of the school.

“Why do you teach?”

  • Mrs. VanLente, second-grade teacher- “I feel like I’m making a difference in the lives of students. The students come with tons of hope, energy and excitement to learn. I want to build them up so they can succeed. It’s such a great environment here. The staff is amazing and I like the positivity that comes out of the students.”

  • Mrs. Freeman, fifth-grade teacher – “I love when a student doesn’t get a concept and then the lightbulb goes off. I know that I’ve made a difference when this happens.”

  • Mrs. Frizzle, fourth grade – “I knew that I liked working with kids, so becoming a teacher was my first choice. I love seeing kids have that aha moment.”

  • Mrs. Crisswell, kindergartener teacher – “I have always loved kiddos. I knew from first grade on that I wanted to be a teacher. So when I got the opportunity to go to school, I went to school to become a teacher and here I am today!”

  • Ms. Hanson, third-grade teacher – “I love seeing the light bulb click after they have been struggling on a concept. This is motivation for me to keep being a teacher.”