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Why I Teach: ‘I love to see students learn’

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Elizabeth Willoughby is a second-grade teacher at Rock Ridge Elementary School and has been named the school’s Teacher of the Year winner. She is featured in this week’s installment of Why I Teach.

Total years teaching: 20 years

First teaching position: Reading recovery teacher in Johnston County

College attended: East Carolina University

Favorite book: Any Amelia Bedelia book

Why I love Wilson County Schools: I love Wilson County Schools because it was the school system that I grew up in. It is always good to teach in a county where you get great support from your colleagues and administration.

Why I teach: I teach because I love to see students learn. I cannot think of another profession that is as rewarding as teaching. The bond that you form with your students lasts a lifetime.

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