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Teacher Tuesday: Zora Skelton
Zora Skelton, Lower School Math Coach

Zora Skelton, Lower School Math Coach

"From teaching to math coaching, I love what I do and I am blessed beyond my wildest dreams that I get to do this every single day."

What motivated and inspired you to teach?
For me, the motivation and inspiration to teach are very simple...I am shaping and sharing the future with each student I teach. While key concepts, strategies, and formulas are important components of an academic education, helping students build responsibility, accountability, and character is equally important....or perhaps more important.

What makes you excited to come to school every day?
The students' passion for learning is the reason I come to ESD every day. Perhaps the greatest example of this passion happens every Friday at Lower School's Chess Club when students arrive as early at 6:50 AM...for a club that starts at 7:00. What better reason can I have!

What life lesson do you want your students to learn in your classroom?
My job as an educator, parent, grandparent and citizen is to help build students that will become assets to society. These students should understand their responsibility, have a work ethic, dare to dream, and show respect for one another.

Tell us about one of your hobbies.
Early morning walks ...before school....4:40 AM...are my hobbies and help me have some quiet time. Some of the best ideas come from that morning time. Ask Bryan Barnett as I often see him. Also I have 5 grandchildren and one more on the way. All of our children and grandchildren live within 4 miles of our home.

What is your favorite book and why?
Children's Book of Virtues is my favorite book because it explains how to live your life.