Why I Teach: 'I'm passionate about my students'

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Stacy Jones, a second-grade teacher at Winstead Elementary School, is featured in this week's Why I Teach.

"I teach because I care," she said. "I'm so passionate about my students, and I want the best for them. I love all of my students, and together we are going to make a difference." 

First Teaching Position: First-grade teacher in Pitt County

Total Years Teaching: 10th year

College Attended: East Carolina University

Favorite Quote: "Students don't care how much you know until they know how much you care." - Anonymous. This quote is so true because you have to build relationships with students. Once you have that bond and that relationship in place, you can work with them and see them learn and grow.

Other Interesting Facts: I grew up in Wilson County near Lucama and actually attended the school I teach at now - Winstead Elementary. I graduated from Beddingfield High in 2002. I have a 4-year-old daughter who is my everything. She is in the Hunt High Daycare Program and loves it. We love Wilson and Wilson County Schools. 

Student Perspective: "Ms. Jones is a great teacher because she tells us what we need to know and when someone asks her a question, she helps them. She's nice." - Shanya Carter

Student Perspective: "Ms. Jones is a great teacher because she tells you how to do stuff that you didn't know how to do, and she teaches you how to be a good person inside the classroom." - Jayvion Pender