Today we are catching up with YES Prep Southeast teacher James Sheridan, who received a Kinder Excellence in Teaching Award in 2012.
What has been occupying your time lately (personal or professional)?
This school year has been challenging, balancing COVID protocols while teaching students who have had a disrupted high school experience. Some have knowledge gaps or just need consistency and reinforcement in their routines to allow them to improve. Students need good, consistent teachers and caring adults in their lives; the work of earning their trust and being a respectful steward of the time that we share together is vital.
Personally, I was excited to resume volunteering to pass out cups of water at the Rodeo Run 2022 with my two children and about 85 other members of the YES Prep Southeast community. The event was one of the very last things we did before the world changed in 2020, and after a two-year hiatus, the Rodeo Run was back! Being around so many like-minded folks smiling and encouraging runners who were persevering through cold, cold weather was good for my heart.
I am inspired to keep running and biking with my favorite Peloton instructors (Sam and Matt are awesome!).
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