By Marlon Cuevas
In the Chemistry department at Rossview High school the teachers and students received a new teacher, named Cierra Carter, who recently graduated from University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.
In response to why she pursued teaching, Ms. Carter stated, “I always felt like I wanted to have a job that helped people. I first noticed this when I was volunteering at a low-income school area and I realized that students need people who care and want to see them succeed.”
In college, Ms. Carter found that she had a passion for Chemistry. She wants to show her passion to her present and future students; that is why she is very excited to teach this complex subject.
What Ms. Carter likes the most about teaching is “that students find me trusting and relatable pertaining to their futures. My first couple of weeks at Rossview have been really good and I feel fortunate to be placed in a welcoming school environment where everyone is so willing to help.” Ms. Carter plans to stay at the high school teaching level and continue working on her own education by striving to get a doctorate.
Some of Ms. Carter's hobbies outside of school include dance and to help teach dance, like jazz and tap, in the area where she grew up. Ms. Carter’s favorite thing to teach in chemistry are “things pertaining to the periodic table because the periodic table is like a puzzle, and once you’re able to decipher it, you are able to learn everything about the elements.”
One advice that stuck with Ms. Carter thus far in her life is to “always stay focused and determined on your goals.”
Welcome to Rossview Ms. Carter!