Mary Wooten, who teaches at Elm City Elementary School, is featured this week in Why I Teach.
Wilson County Schools
Mary Wooten is featured in this week’s Why I Teach.
Current teaching position
Second-grade teacher at Elm City Elementary
First teaching position
Second-grade teacher in Bennettsville, South Carolina
Total number of years teaching
“A teacher takes a hand, opens a mind and touches a heart.”
Most memorable moment
Christmas is my favorite holiday, and I love to hang all of the ornaments my students have given me over the years on my Christmas tree. I reflect on each student and find such joy and gratitude in having been a small part of their educational experience.
What is your superpower?
My superpower is compassion. I form very strong relationships with my students because they know how deeply I care for them and how important they are to me.
Why do you teach?
I teach to empower each student to believe in themselves and understand that through a good education and hard work, anything is possible.