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Congratulations to the WHHS Teachers of the Month for February:  Mrs. Rhonda Green & Ms. Erin Wall

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Mrs. Rhonda Green:

1. How long have you worked in the District?

This is my 21st year of teaching, 20 of them in Woodland Hills School District. Five of them here are the high school teaching African American History and US History. I taught at both Junior Highs for 15 years.

2. What are your hobbies?

I enjoy reading, I read about 250 books per year if not more. I also enjoy cooking and hosting family gatherings, watching DIY shows, and learning new recipes to share with friends and family. 

3. How would you describe your teaching style in one sentence?

I think I lean toward a facilitator style type teacher. I try to encourage the students to want students to develop a system of self-learning where they learn to question the world around them to develop a system of investigation. Rather than to depend on others including myself how to view history. To remember that books and people have a perceptive and they need to develop they own level of understanding, problem-solving, and decision-making.


4. What would you like your students to know about you?

That I care. They matter to me, that I want them to be successful, and remember that success is measured personally not worldly. I love teaching, family, and my friends.
 

5. Word of advice for current and or future educators?

Never take it personally, and by that I don’t mean the professional endeavor of teaching, however teaching can be a hard job. You never know what students are going through inside and outside of the classroom. You don’t know where students are at in their development, they have big bodies but they still are children. Develop a method of self-care, surround yourself with people who will help fill your cup. Lastly, find your “thing” meaning what your best at, rather it’s your relationship with students, your content, your craft as a teacher, your school community, or something else. Just be clear in your mind about why you do what you do, and don’t let that go. That will keep you grounded.


6. Do you sponsor any clubs, sports or activities?

Currently, I sponsor the Black Student Union. In the past I was the Junior High Student Council sponsor for 14 years. I still work with the 7th and 8th by teaching a Healthy Living class in the after-school PrimeTime program.
 

7. Do you have any goals for this year?

I have so many goals for this year, I’m a goal setter. I have financial goals, educational goals, and family goals. However, I will borrow from Thomas Jefferson which is really John Locke, my biggest goal is the pursuit of happiness.


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Ms. Erin Wall:

1. How long have you worked in the District?

I have worked for the district for fourteen years. 

2. What are your hobbies?

I enjoy writing, cooking, reading and spending time with my family and friends. 

3. How would you describe your teaching style in one sentence?

I center my teaching on not only content but the importance of empathy and a genuine understanding of my students' overall well being. 

4. What would you like your students to know about you?

That I will always strive to educate, advocate for, and to celebrate my students.  That my students' empathy, kindness, resilience and intelligence inspires me every single day. 

5. Word of advice for current and or future educators?

That making lasting connections with your students is paramount to student success. That elements of the career are simply learned through time, experience, and failure. It does get easier......but it also gets harder.... 

6. Do you sponsor any clubs, sports or activities?

I sponsor the group 12 Deep. 12 Deep was created last year by a group of student leaders who wish to support, unite, and better our twelve diverse communities. 


7. Do you have any goals for this year?

My goals for this year are centered around finding additional ways in which my students' voices can be heard, appreciated, and valued.  As well as engaging with community leaders to provide many outlets for my students to thrive and to grow. 





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