Caroline Doctor loves teaching kindergarten at Pembroke Hill. In her classroom, she focuses on building relationships so she can meet each of her student's individual needs. She also creates a student-centered environment. "Teachers have a lot of autonomy in our classrooms," she said, "so it's perfect for putting those beliefs to work."
Caroline enjoys expanding her students' reading capacity. She says it's amazing to see how much they grow throughout the year. "I hope when my students leave kindergarten, they have a love of reading," she said. "I want them to be excited to learn."
"The children are such a delight," she said. "They have an excitement to learn, and their genuine curiosity is amazing."
Caroline caught the education bug after graduating from college. A geoscience and economics major at Williams College in Massachusetts, she began working at an after-school program with hundreds of students in the Boston public school system.
"The interaction with the students really drew me in," she said.
Knowing that she needed her certification, Caroline participated in a program through the Center For Inspired Teaching in Washington, D.C. Through this experience, she taught first grade in the District of Columbia's public school system, and earned her master's degree in elementary education from Trinity Washington University.
Caroline joined Pembroke Hill after her family moved to Kansas City.
Come meet Caroline and our other early childhood and lower school teachers (ages 2 to fifth grade) at our open house Thursday, Nov. 9, at 8:30 a.m., on the Wornall campus across from Loose Park. Click on the link below to register.