The best part about being a teacher for Kim Flores is creating life-long learners. Kim is a third grade teacher at St. Cyprian's Episcopal School. "Through exciting and hands-on activities, and a little creativity, I challenge myself to create lessons that excite my students and make them want to learn and want to come to school," she said. Keep reading to learn more about Kim Flores and what inspired her to become a teacher.
SCES: Tell us about yourself. Kim: I was born and raised in Lufkin and graduated from Lufkin High School. I went to Texas A&M and received my Bachelor of Science degree in Education. I have been teaching for 36 years. I attended kindergarten at Saint Cyprian's Episcopal School! SCES: Why did you become a teacher? Kim: I always loved school when I was a child and loved to learn. I played school with the neighborhood kids and always wanted to be the teacher.
SCES: What is your favorite lesson to teach? Kim: I love to read and introduce my students to books and literature. I especially enjoy the discussions and higher level activities that expand the book into a learning journey. I also have to say, I taught middle school math for 20 years, and it was my goal to make math enjoyable and a little less stressful. SCES: Why did you choose to teach at St. Cyprian's? Kim: SCES has an encouraging Christian environment that develops the whole child. This school not only teaches students in the classroom with a rigorous and challenging curriculum, the students are exposed to specialty classes that are first-rate.
SCES: What can students expect when they enter your classroom? Kim: Students can expect a safe and supportive environment. They will be challenged to always do their best in fun and innovative ways. I will take their learning to a higher level by being their educational cheerleader and providing them with lessons that promote higher level thinking. SCES: What is the best thing about being a teacher? Kim: The best part of being a teacher is creating life-long learners. Through exciting and hands-on activities, and a little creativity, I challenge myself to create lessons that excite my students and make them want to learn and want to come to school.