English teacher Melissa Stith has always wanted to become a teacher. In high school, she considered law school, but she soon pursued her true calling of being a teacher. Although she is new to the school district, she is hoping to make a difference in the minds of the students of Henderson High School.
Stith was hired to teach in the English department of Henderson High School over the summer after leaving Troup ISD. She teaches EOC English, English III, and PAP English.
“I grew up in rural Oklahoma, just outside of a town called Bartlesville,” Stith said, “Mr. Core was my favorite teacher in school. He was so much fun and passionate about reading good books.”
Stith says another former teacher influences her as a teacher.
“As a teacher, Mr. Stith, my former high school, teacher inspires me,” Stith said, “He was a brilliant man. He was was the teacher every kid loved because he was funny and made you learn without realizing it; he loved his students and you felt that from day one.”
Additionally, Stith enjoys reading and seeing her students comprehend the concept of the literature.
“I really like working with students and seeing them understanding a great piece of literature,” Stith said. “It is rewarding to watch them get the concept. There is something about sharing a really good book or story that makes the job especially great.”
Stith plans on teaching another year at Henderson High School.
“My top priority for this year is to make my first year at Henderson the best it can be and hopefully, have students enjoy it along to way,” Stith said.