Amy Jimmerson, Poyner Elementary School
Subject: 1st Grade Teacher
Years Teaching: 20 years
Hobbies/Interests: Spending time with family and friends, playing board games, learning, listening to music, Excel spreadsheets, shopping and attending concerts/shows.
Family Members: Kevin (husband), 4 daughters: Briana, Megan, Lauren, and Mandi, 1 son: Zachary, and 2 Yorkie-Poos: Izzie and Niko.
The Thing You Like Most About Teaching: Inspiring students personally and academically.
The Thing You Find Most challenging About Teaching: Continually meeting each student’s individual needs.
Best Tip for New Teachers: Build relationships with administrators, staff, students, and their families.
Best Tip for Career Teachers: Strive for understanding, not just coverage of content.
Favorite Piece of Advice for Students: Treat everyone like it’s their birthday!
What Being a Gold Star Teacher Means to You: It is a tremendous honor to be selected as a Gold Star Teacher! Thank you to my family and friends, the Waterloo Community School District, my amazing students and their families, as well as supportive colleagues that have helped shape my teaching journey.