Megan Harmon grew up knowing she wanted to be a teacher and after nearly a decade, her passion for education burns brightly as ever.
As we near the end of another school year, enjoy getting to know Harmon, Rockin’ Jump’s Teacher of the Month for March.
How long have you been a teacher?
I have been teaching 3rd grade at Kingston Elementary for 7 years! Before my time at KES, I worked for one year at South Conway Elementary as a part time reading interventionist.
What led you into teaching and what continues to motivate you?
Most people go through their childhood and say they want to be a doctor, a veterinarian, and so on. I always knew I wanted to be a teacher.
My motivation to continue to teach comes from the people that I get to work with every day and my students. They continue to push me to learn more, teach more, and do more. They encourage and motivate me to be the best that I can be for them.
What was your reaction to winning the award?
I was so surprised! It makes me feel so special and loved to be nominated and chosen to be awarded for this.
What was the reaction of your class?
My class was absolutely excited! From jumping up and down, screaming, chanting, it all escalated when we told them their prizes too. They are so thankful.
Have you been to Rockin’ Jump before? If so, what was your experience like?
Yes, I’ve been to Rockin’ Jump before. I loved jumping around! I wish I was better at the obstacle course!
What do you find most rewarding about being a teacher?
Hmmm. This is a hard one. From the friendships that have been made throughout teaching, to the relationships that I’ve built with my kiddos … it’s all so rewarding. I love when kids come back year after year to come back to see me, knowing that I love them. There are so many rewarding pieces of teaching.
Outside of the classroom, what are some of your interests?
Outside of the classroom, I love my two dogs (Sophie and Zoey) and photography! I enjoy spending time with my family. My absolute favorite thing to do is travel. I love seeing new places, trying new things, and creating new experiences.