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Distinguished Teacher Andy Kotko

  • Mather Heights Elementary
  • Folsom Cordova Unified School District
  • All subjects
  • 1st Grade
  • Math, Science


What advice would you give to people considering a career in teaching?

Prepare to be a lifelong learner! A successful teacher will constantly be refining his teaching practice and knowledge of content. Jump in with both feet and go for it!

What's the best thing about teaching?

The best thing about teaching is seeing the transformation of students under your care. It is so rewarding to see children finish the year at such a different level and perspective than when they entered. When you have students reconnect with you a decade or more later and share the impact you had on their life, that is powerful! The relationships you build with the families are also very special.


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