Susan Gaboriau fourth grade teacher at Ochwilla Elementary School in Hawthorne, Florida.
I started teaching 5 years ago teaching third grade for one year, then moving to first grade for three years. Now this is my first year teaching fourth grade.
After graduating high school I received a degree in Computer Graphics/Graphic Design. I married and worked at a television station creating graphics for news boxes and commercials. We then had our first child and decided that we did not want to put our children in daycare so I started freelancing so I could stay home and raise our children.
When our first child started school, I volunteered a lot. We then had our second child and when he started school I decided to take a few more classes to get my teaching certification. I then went on to get my masters in Educational Media Design and Technology. During that time we had our baby girl.
I have been married for 23 years and have three beautiful children, 2 sons: one 18, one 12 and a beautiful three year old daughter. I love teaching and love learning. I think my children teach me as much as I teach them.
I am looking forward to reading posts by other teachers from Florida, like myself. Welcome.
Just the other day, I was able to take my students to the Boston Public Library to admire the Puvis de Chavannes murals and then to see the French Cartooning for Peace exhibit at Northeastern University. We were totally inspired by the Gothic and modern architectural contrasts, history, art work and stunning political comments on human rights involving, oppressive monarchies and governments, restrictive religious practices, the negative effects of war and materialism, and social-racial struggles. Several of the cartoonists were put in jail due to expressing the truth. This was extremely touching to see and comprehend! The opportunity to see and learn made me very grateful to be a teacher!! Learning through adventure, excitement and discovery provides life-long memories and true personal growth, at whatever age we may be!