Different places, same attitude

Molly Fordyce shares great love for teaching, no matter the place

Snap! Molly Fordyce takes a picture of her students’ work during an activity in health class on Friday, August 30th. Fordyce walked around the class snapping pictures of all her students work, writing kind notes to them on the way. “I really love the aspect of being in the classroom. It’s different seeing them as students at a desk compared to the physical education environment, but I like seeing them in that too. I think it’s kind of the best of both worlds,” Fordyce said.

“I’ve always wanted to be a teacher and coach. Both of my parents started out as teachers, and my dad was a principal and a coach so education is just sort of in my blood. I’ve always loved kids ever since I was a teenager. I love being around kids,” said Molly Fordyce.

Fordyce, who works in the Health and P.E. department, is a new teacher and coach. Having taught in South Bend, Colorado Springs, and even overseas in Ireland, she has accumulated experience and knowledge that will help her in the classroom and on the court.

“It’s been different everywhere I’ve been, which has been really cool for me. I feel like I’ve learned a lot from different people,” said Fordyce.

Although she has taught the same subjects everywhere she’s been, Fordyce is always striving to improve as a teacher through her different experiences.

“I think I’ve learned more from the kids and the students then I thought I would. I never thought about it that way. I learned a lot from the students wherever I’ve been, and that’s been great for me,” Fordyce said. “I think my teaching philosophies have changed and grown over the years especially once I became a mom myself, I got to see the side of what it’s like being a parent too, so I think that’s helped me be a better teacher.” 

Although she has worked in environments completely different from each other, Fordyce is thankful for the opportunities she has been given.

“I love that I’ve been different places, and I have met a lot of different people. Hopefully this will be my favorite place,” Fordyce said.

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