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Mrs. Pauline Collins
Teacher of the Year
Pauline Bundy Collins
I am humbled and honored to be chosen as the Teacher of the Year for Angier Elementary. I am originally from Fredericksburg, Virginia. After high school, I attended Shaw University and graduated with a B.A. in Elementary Education. Later, I earned a Master's degree in Education from Regent University. I continued to pursue my love of learning by studying at Fayetteville State University, Harvard University, Trinity College and California Southern University. I have taught in the DC suburbs, Wake County and Harnett County. I am highly qualified in K-6 Elementary Education, K-12 Reading and K-12 English as a Second Language.
An old Chinese proverb states:
If your vision is for a year, plant wheat.
If your vision is for ten years, plant trees.
If your vision is for a lifetime, plant people.
I believe that “planting” a good relationship with students is the foundation for all academic success. My teaching philosophy encourages a positive learning environment that protects and builds student’s emotional intelligence and self-esteem. Positive relationships with my students is my cornerstone teaching skill. These lifelong connections are at the heart of what I do as a teacher every day. My approach to teaching builds on a deep personal regard for it’s life changing and inspiring power.
In my free time, I love to hang out with my husband, children and cat Marshmallow. We love to ride bikes, hike, watch movies and travel. I have a heart for autism and founded a small non-profit group called Mocha Aspies, Inc. It is my hope to provide iPads to individuals with autism and educate the community.