GOCA Teacher of the year nominee

Aleksandra Samoylyuk

“Teaching involves much more than simply giving children knowledge. It’s building relationships with them and their families. It’s creating a partnership with their parents so that the learning process continues whether they are at home or at school. It’s not an easy job, but it is the most rewarding. I love that moment that a child understands a concept for the first time or gets inspired by something I have shared. I care deeply about my students and view what I do as laying a foundation for everything they will learn in the future. I love teaching! “