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Distinguished Teacher Veronica Polk

  • Contra Costa County Office of Education East Count
  • Contra Costa County Office of Education
  • 9th-12th: Severely Handicapped
  • Special Education


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

Nothing remains an obstacle for long. The key is to be creative, flexible and communicate effectively with both students and staff. Students and staff may change from year to year, but if you change with them,and provide a classroom environment that promotes positive ideals, like respect and responsibility, success is inevitable!

What's the best thing about teaching?

Student personalities and abilities have a way of shining through when given the opportunity. Making connections and seeing the growth of your students makes all of your efforts worthwhile.


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