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Mrs. Teresa Gold_Carter
Hi, my name is Teresa Gold-Carter. I have been teaching science for seven years and joined the district in 2017 after moving from Palestine, Texas. During the time I was in Palestine, I worked for Palestine ISD. While at Palestine, I chaired the 5th grade Science Department and also was instrumental in the formation of a interactive science museum. Students could go there and and experience how the science concepts they were taught actually worked. My journey to becoming a teacher was not a direct one. I was raised on a cattle ranch in southern Missouri where one of my numerous chores consisted of feeding and tending the cows. From that I learned the value of work and responsibility. My high school graduating class consisted of only fifty of us. After graduating high school early, I attended the University of Missouri-Columbia where I received a B.S. in Housing and Interior Design. Afterwards I moved to Texas where I went to work as a paralegal in a large downtown law firm, where I stayed for fifteen years. By the end of that time, I started to yearn for a career that was more meaningful and where I could really make a difference. A friend’s daughter came to stay with us that summer and my new career was decided. During the summer with that little girl I spent time explaining things to her about horses and other animals. As the little girl learned and grew her successes became my enjoyment. I loved seeing her learn and progress. You see I had come from a family of teachers. My grandparents and many of my cousins were teachers, but in my earlier years I had discounted teaching. Now I saw teaching as a way I could change the world, by helping one student at a time. Teaching became my new challenge. My excitement for my students and their progress and successes became my goals. This is how I look at my job as a teacher. I am here to help your child become the success they are meant to be and when they grow it shows me that I have helped them. My dedication is to helping my students become strong independent adults so they may carry those lessons forward. Each child is special and has their own gifts and our job is to help them recognize and grow those abilities. This is why I became a teacher. I look forward to having your son or daughter in my class.