✨New Teacher Spotlight✨
Meet Tracy Weippert, 4th Grade Teacher!
- What drew you to Bradford?
I was drawn to Bradford after I got to chat with the staff during my first interview. The first time I met the team they made me feel welcome and comfortable. My thoughts and experiences were valued and I felt as if I was among friends.
- Why did you choose to work in education?
I chose to work in education for several reasons. The usual reasons teachers cite all apply: I enjoy being with kids, I wanted to make a difference, I wanted to give back. But I also chose to work in education because that’s where my talents lie. I’m excited to come to work every day. I love watching the lightbulb moment when a child realizes they are successful and valued.
- What are you most looking forward to for the 2020-2021 school year?
The thing I’m most looking forward to this year is being back in the elementary classroom full time. I’ve spent the last seven years teaching at a Big 10 university in the teacher education program. I found it to be very rewarding work as I prepared future teachers. I feel like this experience is going to make me an even better classroom teacher.