Early Primary’s Michelle Scott finds joy in teaching first grade
EARLY — Michelle Scott grew up in a family of educators.
Her dad and husband are both pastors, her mother was a school office manager, and while both Scott and her sister are teachers, it wasn’t her first choice as a career.
Scott — who is this week’s Teacher of the Week and teaches first grade at Early Primary School — had planned to become a school counselor.
Upon meeting the man who would be her husband at Arlington Baptist University, who was first a friend of her father’s, Phillip Scott — now pastor at Grace Baptist church in Early — Scott decided, “I’ll be doing more than enough counseling at the church as his wife,” and took the path as a teacher in the school system. She’s been an educator for 13 years.
Scott has taught kindergarten, first and second grades, along with teaching music and plays. She enjoys teaching her first grade students the most and accredits that to the warm community and the Early school district as being one of the best districts she worked at.
When asked what she enjoys the most about teaching, Scott said she has rotating stations that allow her to spend quality time reading with the students, creating a safe place for them to learn and be themselves.
She said the gatherings with all the first grade teachers are fun, and Scott enjoys football games or spending time with her husband and daughter. She’s also been doing some fishing lately.