Chico Educator Spotlight for Wednesday, March 27, 2019

By Messenger Staff | Published Wednesday, March 27, 2019

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Jerry Schultz

Jerry Schultz

Position: band and choir director

Experience: 18 years

Hobbies: “I am actively involved with the North Richland Hills Baptist Church where I teach a Sunday morning bible fellowship class and play trombone in the orchestra. I enjoy hiking and I love going to the movies.”

Why did you choose education as a profession?: “I had many wonderful teachers who made an impact on my life who inspired me to become a teacher, especially my band director who had such a passion for music and love of teaching. I wanted to work in a profession where I could help people.

“I like the relational aspects of the job. I truly enjoy getting to see students every day. I like watching them learn, grow and reap the benefits of our hard work. I appreciate the opportunity I have to bring joy into people’s lives through music.”

Patricia Sarchet

Patricia Sarchet

Position: fifth-grade math teacher

Family: Husband Jeff and three daughters, Ashley, Lauren and Morgan

Experience: “I have over 20 years experience in education as a teacher and as a substitute teacher. I have taught in Oklahoma, California, Kansas and Texas.”

Hobbies: sewing, counted cross-stitch, reading and gardening

Why did you choose education as a profession?: “The reason I chose education was because of the great relationship I developed with my first-grade teacher. She made me feel that I was a very special little girl. I remember when I decided to change majors in college, I called her and told her about it. I wanted her to know about the impact she had made in my life. I also wanted to have that opportunity to make my students feel that way as well.

“My favorite thing about teaching is seeing the ‘light bulb’ click on when one of my students finally get something that has been hard for them to understand. I like building good relationships with my students and helping them realize that there is more to school than just reading, writing and math. They also need to learn how to function in the real world. I hope that I am able to get that across to them.”

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