Redland Elementary School teacher: ‘Being a teacher is a great job’

Ashleigh Tidwell teaches second grade at Redland Elementary School.
Published: Apr. 24, 2023 at 1:34 PM CDT|Updated: Apr. 24, 2023 at 8:07 PM CDT
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WETUMPKA, Ala. (WSFA) - Ashleigh Tidwell teaches second grade at Redland Elementary School. She’s been teaching for 12 years and has been at Redland Elementary for half of her career.

She said one of the many perks of her job is seeing her daughter, who is in second grade but in a different classroom across the hall.

“I get to see her all throughout the day,” Tidwell said. “One of the perks of the job is getting to be around your baby while you’re at work.”

Tidwell said she enjoys seeing her daughter and working with the 20-plus kids in her classroom, and she loves all their different personalities.

“They are at a beautiful age where they’re still innocent, but their minds are starting to mature some, and so they can do a little bit more complicated things, and so it’s a really nice medium,” Tidwell said.

She said she loves being at Redland Elementary, calling it a “wonderful community to work with” and a “big family.”

Tidwell is aware of the teacher shortage and said she hopes more people will come into the classroom and embrace teaching as a profession.

“Being a teacher is a great job, so if there’s anybody out there that’s interested, you should definitely pursue it. You will never know the impact you have,” Tidwell said.

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