Elizabeth+Proffitt

Kadence Perez

Elizabeth Proffitt

Elizabeth Proffitt, teacher’s aide

Q: What are you teaching here?

A: I am working in the CIWP (Community Integrated Work Place) classroom. It is where we take students out to the workplace. They learn what it is like to have a job and work with employers.

Q: Where were you teaching before?

A: I was working in the Transportation Department. I was a bus aide on a special needs bus.

Q: What brought you to PHS?

A: I worked as a bus aide so I could have a flexible schedule due to my mother being extremely ill. When she passed away, I took the job at PHS. It is the job I have always wanted to do.

Q: How long have you been teaching?

A: This is my 23rd year working for Wood County Schools.

Q: What are you most excited about this year?

A: Being able to show a student how to accomplish something they didn’t think they could, then seeing them conquer it.

Q: How would you describe your teaching style?

A: Very hands on! I also like to laugh and have fun.

Q: What is something you want your students to know about you?

A: I am very easy-going. I will help you with anything. Just ask!

Q: Why did you become a teacher?

A: To help kids be the best they can be. Also, I had some amazing teachers when I was young.

Q: Do you have a quote you live by?

A: If you don’t believe in something, you’ll fall for anything!”

“It can’t rain all the time. (The Crow)

Q: Do you have any hobbies outside of school?

A: I love gardening, shopping, flea markets, yard sales, playing with my dogs, traveling, going to concerts, and hanging out with my  friends, family.

Q: Do you have any advice for your students?

A: Always try. Even if it is new, you might not be good at it, but at least you tried.

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