Tammi Mitchell, Orange Elementary 

Subject: Preschool

Years Teaching: 26 years

Hobbies/Interests: Gardening, Crafting, Reading, and spending time with family

What do you enjoy most about teaching? The children and how they come in everyday ready to teach me something new!!

What do you find most challenging about teaching? Getting everything done in the time I am given.

Best tip for new teachers: You are the one consistent thing that may happen in your student’s day . . . make it count!!

Best tip for career teachers: Not to forget that you are the one consistent thing that may happen in your student’s day!!

Favorite piece of advice for students: Be kind to others because everyone matters.

What being a Gold Star Teacher means to you: Being a Gold Star Teacher is a very humbling honor that doesn’t just belong to me but it belongs to each and every child, parent, friend, family member, and co-worker that has touched my life, not only for the last 26 years but for the majority of my life. This isn’t something that I have accomplished alone but that I share with all of the people that have been there to make each and every moment count!!