Stark Federal Credit Union Teacher of the Month: Angela Emmons, Louisville

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NAME – Angela Emmons

THE SCHOOL – Louisville High School

RESIDENCE – Louisville

ALMA MATER HIGH SCHOOL – Louisville High School

UNIVERSITY – Kent State University and Ashland University

FAMILY – My husband’s name is Rob and I have two sons, Noah and Cody.

WHAT SUBJECTS DO YOU TEACH? – Algebra 1 (freshmen) and advanced math/trigonometric (juniors and seniors).

WHAT IS THE BEST PART OF YOUR JOB? – My students and my colleagues. (Go math!)

WHAT IS THE HARDEST PART OF YOUR JOB? – Watching a student struggle with things beyond my control.

WHAT SECRET OF SUCCESS WOULD YOU SHARE WITH STUDENTS? – Do what makes you happy. Don’t take life too seriously – find something to laugh about every day. Surround yourself with people who accept you for who you are. Be nice to everyone (even if they’re not)…you never know what someone’s going through.

IS TEACHING CHILDREN THE SAME TODAY AS WHEN YOU STARTED? – Definitely not. There are more distractions and less instruction time than ever. Teachers must find ways to overcome not only a loss of knowledge and skills (due to the pandemic), but also a lack of desire and drive among students (due to an abundance of socio-emotional difficulties)… while continuing to teach a state-mandated curriculum.

YOUR STUDENTS WILL BE SURPRISED TO KNOW THAT YOU… – I was field commander of my high school marching band for two years, and I helped coach varsity softball for five years.

WHAT IS YOUR HIDDEN TALENT? – LOL! I can think too much about anything! (Is it a talent?) I can incorporate song lyrics into almost any conversation.

IF YOU WERE NOT A TEACHER, YOU WOULD BE… – … working in advertising or web design.

AFTER A LONG DAY OF WORK, WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO RELAX? – Ideally, mindless watching TV, browsing Pinterest, or listening to music.

Angela Emmons, professor of algebra and advanced mathematics at Louisville High School, Canton Repository Walsh University Teacher of the Month for April.  Wednesday April 06, 2022.
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