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Creative, hands on learning at MacMillan

Latoya Wright is a 1st grade teacher at MacMillan (Source: WSFA 12 News). Latoya Wright is a 1st grade teacher at MacMillan (Source: WSFA 12 News).
Latoya Wright wins the Class Act award (Source: WSFA 12 News). Latoya Wright wins the Class Act award (Source: WSFA 12 News).
Wright and her 1st graders at MacMillan (Source: WSFA 12 News). Wright and her 1st graders at MacMillan (Source: WSFA 12 News).
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

First grade may be the initial step in a child getting their educational journey started, but one teacher in Montgomery is taking the basics and kicking it up a notch, and her name is Latoya Wright.

Ms. Latoya Wright always knew she loved kids, but her original path did not take her directly to the classroom.

"I decided to become a teacher because I really enjoy working with kids," Wright said. "At first, I was an engineering major, and i wanted to be more social and I wanted to interact more with kids. So I said let me go get my alternative masters in education, and I have loved it ever since. I love them; I love the attitudes and I love their personalities. I just really enjoy them."

At MacMillan International Academy, the goal is to challenge the learner to reach their highest potential, no matter what their age is. Ms. Wright loves the environment she gets to work in because it makes her strive to be her best, too.

"So MacMillan is an international school, so we go with the international mindset. It lets me teacher about character, relationships and things like that. We do a lot of hands on, so it lets me be free and a little bit more creative with project and learning experiences,"  Wright said. "The kids kind of can take control of their learning, so it lets me tie that all in so I can be the best teacher I can be."

Kids are known to be like sponges that Ms. Wright uses to her advantage so she can challenge both herself and the kiddos in the classroom.

"Kids soak up everything they are very interested in learning. I have learned that if I do my job well, then my kids will succeed." Wright stated.

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