My name is Susan Jachymiak, and I will be beginning my first year of teaching this year. I graduated from Illinois State University this May, and I am blessed to be able to start this new chapter in my life as a 4th grade teacher. I am passionate about growth mindset and helping students achieve their full potential. My former teachers have inspired me in more ways than one, and due to having that earnest desire to want to make a difference in the world one student at a time, I knew that teaching was the perfect profession for me. I look forward to getting to know the students and the community as a whole and documenting my journey via this podcast.
I joined Twitter last May, and I truly think that becoming a connected educator impacted my life in more ways than one. I started to blog, started #newteacherjourney which is a chat that is Sunday night at 8:30 pm CST, and have been asked to be a guest on multiple podcasts. As a first year teacher, I am blessed to have an amazing professional learning network who supports me and pushes me further than I could have ever imagined.