140 new teachers complete the first day on the job for MPS

Class Act: First day for 140 teachers
Charles Pruitt is excited to work with the students at Booker T. Washing Magnet High School. He will be teaching musical theater. (Source: WSFA 12 News).
Charles Pruitt is excited to work with the students at Booker T. Washing Magnet High School. He will be teaching musical theater. (Source: WSFA 12 News).
Joyie Maliln is heading to Carver Elementary School. There, she will be a 4th grade English/Language Arts teacher. (Source: WSFA 12 News).
Joyie Maliln is heading to Carver Elementary School. There, she will be a 4th grade English/Language Arts teacher. (Source: WSFA 12 News).

MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - While walking into schools across Montgomery Monday, kids of all ages were greeted by some familiar faces. But a new batch of educators is also pretty excited to call the inside of an MPS classroom their own.

You see, over the past few weeks MPS held workshops to help new to the school system teachers get ready for the upcoming year and their enthusiasm is definitely noticeable!

Elaine Cash, a seventh-grade history teacher at Capital Heights Middle School explained, "I'm really excited about meeting the students, getting my rooms situated, getting some lesson plans going and just getting started! They (the students) are excited to learn and I like being able to help them with their critical thinking and looking at things differently, as far as history goes, to make it exciting."

With all different backgrounds and experiences, each individual teacher will bring a little something different to make your child's educational journey this year a positive one.

"I want to bring my personality into the classroom; I want to be able to allow the kids to breed off of me..." explained Charles Pruitt, a musical theater teacher at Booker T. Washington Magnet H.S. "If I could put into them something that could touch their lives, if I could touch just one person, then I feel like I did my job. So if they could get on stage and use their gifts and their talents to touch one person, then they have done their job."

And trust me, these teachers will do just about anything to make sure your kids enjoy the learning process...

"I love to sing, a lesson maybe! Making up a rap with the parts of speech, noun, verbs, adjectives," said Carver Elementary fourth-grade English and Language Arts teacher Joyie Maliln. "Turning anything into something the kids can put a hook on in their brain."

At the end of the day, they all have the same goal in mind: to making a difference in the life of their students and your child.

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