Teaching to a ‘T’


Mrs. Janette Snelson, English, is a new teacher at Lake Central. She sat at her desk with her Shakespeare coffee mug after school.

Elena Gorney, Author

Lake Central has welcomed fourteen teachers that are either new to the school or teaching new subjects for the 2015-2016 school year. Mrs. Janette Snelson, English, has been teaching for five years, but this is her first year teaching at Lake Central.

“So far, I love [teaching] at LC. I have a great group of kids and there is a great faculty here.  Everyone is very nice and supportive,” Mrs. Snelson said.  

Mrs. Snelson is passionate about her job and appreciates the fulfillment teaching brings her.  

“I like being a teacher because I feel like I’m still able to learn and follow my education. [I also like] being able to keep up with reading, because I’ve always been interested in [reading]. I would [also] like to think I’m making a difference in somebody’s world,” Mrs. Snelson said.  

Originally entering college as a dance major, then getting a bachelor’s degree in fashion design, Mrs. Snelson decided later on in her college career that she wanted to become a teacher.

“I had a few friends who were education majors and they always talked about the things they were doing in class. It sounded really interesting. When they started doing their field experiences, where they go out and work in schools, they would come back and tell me about their days and what they did. It sounded so much more interesting than my days. I eventually changed my major to education,” Mrs. Snelson said.  

Despite changing her major several times, it is clear that Mrs. Snelson made the right decision by becoming a teacher.
“I love being a teacher. I couldn’t imagine doing anything else,” Mrs. Snelson said.