"I am excited to work at El Dorado for many reasons. I love meeting new people, so being new on campus I am exposed to new faces daily whether it’s students, staff or parents. I am also excited to be part of the Golden Hawks family. I am looking forward to impacting my students' lives in a positive way as well as implementing the common core curriculum. I am so happy to have a classroom that is new, clean and pretty high tech. I cannot wait to incorporate the SMART Board and all the other neat technology in my classroom into my lessons. I am expecting and looking forward to a year full of excitement and interacting with great people."
Why are you an educator?
"I am an educator because I enjoy serving people. I genuinely care about the success of others, and want to help them succeed. Providing knowledge is one of the most important tools for success in life. With knowledge, we are able to pursue the many different avenues in life and careers. What motivates me to be an educator is for the “ah-ha” moment. It’s that moment where a student makes the connection, and completely understands the lesson I am teaching. Being an educator is one of the most important tasks, because we are providing children with a powerful resource, so they can have a future in something that sparks their interest. I want to be the person who helps motivate, encourage, and develop a child when that spark of interest has risen or a certain talent emerges. In society today, a child needs this encouragement to be successful and stay focused. Being a part of something important like the Education Field is crucial to my life’s fulfillment."
Justin Lopez: SERVE