Joy Gornto

In United States , Tennessee

District: Alcoa City School District

Institution: Alcoa High School

Service and Affiliation: 0 years of service

What do you like best about your involvement in education?

I love being able to make a difference in students lives. I might be the only positive role model that they ever come in contact with. I want students to leave my class better than they came in and liking school just a little bit better than they did before they took my class. I want them to know that they can change their lives no matter where they currently are and I want them to know I believe in them. I had a few teachers in my life that made me a better person and I hope I am one of those teachers for my students.

How I spend my free time

With my wonderful husband and two sons. We love to play outside, go shopping and go out to the movies. Sports is a main part of everything we do because my boys love to play it and watch it. Church and community service is also a big part of our lives along with music.

Current books on my nightstand.

The Bible, The Noticer by Andy Andrews

I'd like to meet

Allison Sweeney, Jillian Michaels, Oprah Winfrey, Barrack Obama, Ellen Degenerous, Adam Sandler and Kevin James

Topics or areas of interest

Are you engaged in other professional learning communities?

My Role(s) in Education
  • Teacher / Educator / Professor
Grade(s) I'm Involved In
  • Ninth Grade
  • Tenth Grade
  • Eleventh Grade
  • Twelfth Grade
Subject(s) I'm Interested In
  • Other
  • Professional Development
  • Student Wellness
  • Technology (computer science)

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