Teacher: Heroes strategy helps redirect children’s lives

Mar 25, 2020

When the teaching spark hit, I already had built a successful 25-year sales and marketing career with Fortune 500 companies.

Desiring work that included more meaningful personal connections, I switched from forging business relationships to building relationships with students, families and school administrators.

My initial plan to use my business management skills and master’s degree to apply for a principal position changed after teaching at Gocio Elementary School, a Title 1 school. I love working through the challenges of my students and am fortunate to have incredible leadership and support at school.

Anne Magyar is a fifth-grade gifted teacher and 2020 Teacher of the Year at Gocio Elementary School.

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