Why I Teach: Michelle Bass

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Michelle Bass teaches math at Wilson Academy of Applied Technology

Current position

Math teacher

First teaching position

Seventh-grade communication skills and social studies teacher at Red Springs Middle School in Robeson County

Total number of years teaching

14 years

Favorite quote

“God will direct your steps.” — Proverbs 3:6

I believe that at every point in your life that you are exactly where you are meant to be in that moment. Whether it’s good, bad, challenging or a positive experience, you are in the right place at that time, and it’s up to you to make the best of that situation. There is a lesson to be learned.

Why do you teach?

Teaching is not just my passion; it is my calling. There is absolutely nothing else I would rather do than to be around young people each and every day. I love building those relationships with them and being able to be a role model and their light.

Student perspective: What makes Ms. Bass a great teacher?

“She has a positive, can-do attitude. When I feel like giving up on a math problem, she comes in and helps me and tells me that I can do it and ... I do it!” — Jacob Aycock

Student Perspective: What is her super power?

“She has the ability to make school and learning fun. No matter what, it’s always a good experience.” — Aaron Evans