More than a dozen new educators started teaching at Saline Area Schools this year. For some, it was their first time in front of the classroom as a professional educator.
The Saline Post continues to introduce you to Saline's newest teachers.
Today we meet Jesse Spicer
What you teach: 5th Grade
Where you teach: Heritage
Hometown: Romulus, MI
From what university did you graduate? Spring Arbor University
Describe your previous teaching or career experience: Kindergarten, 3rd Grade, Middle School Special Education
Why did you decide on teaching as a profession? Inspired by the teachers in my elementary school.
Why did you choose your specific area/subject? I always wanted to teach in an elementary setting because this is the place where I can teach more than curriculum, I get to teach these kids how to be good people.
Describe a satisfying moment on the job: When I hear stories from other teachers about my former students. Love knowing that I made a lasting impact.
Who was your favorite or most influential teacher? Why? Mrs. Elser, she always found a way to teach us little life lessons along the way. She cared about us as individuals.
Tell us something about you that might surprise your students? I spent a month in South Africa working in a school.
How do you like to spend your time away from class? Playing volleyball, being on the lake, traveling to places with beaches.
What’s your impression of Saline Area Schools since accepting the position? I love being at Heritage. The entire staff has gone out of their way to support me in my transition. It is clear that they care deeply for others, and for the wellbeing of our school!