Teacher of the Month! Mrs Keillor

Did you always know that you wanted to become a teacher?
Yes

What’s the most rewarding thing about being a teacher?
Having an influence on peoples’ future! Seeing the outcomes of the positive impact you’ve had on someone’s life or multiple lives.

What’s the most challenging thing about being a teacher?
Finding a balance and being able to switch off

Could you guess how many students you have taught?
Approximately 120

What’s your favourite subject to teach?
Maths


What makes a good teacher?
• Patience and approachableness
• Enthusiasm and creativity
• Kind, caring and nurturing nature
• Aspirational and encouraging
• Strong communication and listening skills
• Strong subject knowledge
• Determination and perseverance

Who was your favourite teacher when you were at school and why?
Mr Cowen

Did you enjoy school?
Yes

Whilst you have undoubtedly inspired many children, who inspires you?
Other educational professionals

For any young people reading this, why should they consider a career in teaching?
To make a difference.

When you’re not teaching, what do you do to relax?
Walking/ hiking outdoor

Do you have any hobbies?
Fitness


Why is Wallsend ‘special’ to you?
It has a real sense of community.

Really well done, vote now and your teacher could win next month.