Teacher Spotlight: JoAnn Washington

How long have you been teaching?

40 years. Working on number 41.

Which school do you teach at?

Guthrie Upper Elementary (GUES)

What's your favorite school supply? 

Markers (All kinds)

What's your favorite thing about teaching? 

Getting to know about the students. What they need in order for me to teach them. Loving it when they succeed!

Where did you go to college?

I got my Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education degree from Langston University and my Masters in Reading Education from the University of Central Oklahoma.

Who was your favorite teacher?

Mrs. Canary Trotter, she was my elementary school teacher. She is the reason I wanted to be a teacher.

What's your tip on being an awesome teacher?

Get to know your students. Each one is different and it can be challenging but it can be done. Let each one of your students know how special they are.

How many apples have you gotten over your 40 years?

Well too many to count.