Teacher Spotlights are our way of highlighting and getting to know some awesome teachers in our community who use Planboard to simplify their lesson planning.

Meet Cindy!

Q: What is your favourite/most used feature in Planboard?

A: Standards Alignment/Attaching Assignments from my Google Drive and OneDrive

Q: How has Planboard made your life easier?

A: Being able to plan and use resources from year to year with ease. It’s a more permanent record for me to use and reflect on year to year without “copy and paste”.

Q: What education trend are you excited about?

A: The more integrated use of technology and LMS that was mostly seen at the University/College level. Integrating into the Secondary level has been a vital piece for our students.

Q: Why did you decide to become a teacher?

A: I wanted to be a teacher to make a difference in the world. I was a Business Major when I left the University, but at the time I did not feel I was contributing positively to my community. I also prefer to teach in a title 1 school where I feel my contribution is much more needed. I feel that I can really support students in their education and pursuit of a high school diploma which may feel like an impossible feat for them.

Q: What inspires you?

A: I think it is the students I serve. I know many have challenges in their life that I am not aware of. I also enjoy watching a student who has never passed a state assessment in math pass the Algebra 1 assessment. I love seeing the success build confidence in them.

Q: If you could take your students on any field trip, where would you go?

A: Most of my students have never left the city of San Antonio and so it would be great to take them beyond the city limits. I enjoy the outdoors and so showing them any natural beauty that surrounds us would be amazing. I enjoy places like the Grand Canyon, Yellowstone National Park, Rocky Mountains, Glacier National Park, etc.

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