Mountain View Elementary School

Proud Home of the Eagles

First Grade Team

Sarah Carr

Teacher


What made you decide to become a teacher?

I became a teacher because I had a Kindergarten teacher who made me feel like the most important person in the world. Ever since then, I knew I wanted to make other children feel the same way.

What brings you joy while teaching?

Children are so clever, curious, and hilarious! Children remind me that there is still good in the world. I'm convinced teaching is one of the most joyful jobs.

What is one fun fact about you?

I am very good at limbo!

Where did you get your teaching degree?

West Virginia University

What is your favorite thing about Mountain View?

The people are easily my favorite thing about Mountain View! The staff is unmatched, the students are wonderful, and I feel very supported by the families.

Megan Hightree

Teacher


What made you decide to become a teacher?

At the end of my junior year of college, I decided to switch my major from nursing to teaching. My old kindergarten teacher asked if I would help out in her classroom once school was out in May. She needed help and wondered if I would spend the rest of the school year with her in her kindergarten classroom. The moment I stepped in her room and began teaching small group lessons, I felt at home and I felt a sense of peace wash over me. I instantly knew that I wanted to be a teacher. During my college education classes, teaching came natural for me and it was easy to be around the students. I've always enjoyed being around kids and especially the younger kids. I want to make the same impact on my students that my teachers, and especially my kindergarten teacher, made on me.

What brings you joy while teaching?

Seeing them take off with reading brings me so much joy. I love seeing the lightbulb go off in students eyes when reading words finally clicks. Standing in the hallway in the morning and welcoming students into my classroom makes my heart full. Seeing their smiling faces as they share stories with me brings me joy.

What is one fun fact about you?

I love to camp with my family. My husband and I have a truck-bed camper and we love camping at Lake Moomaw or at other campgrounds.

Where did you get your teaching degree?

Eastern Mennonite University

What is your favorite thing about Mountain View?

The people I get to work with everyday. I have made some really good friendships here at school.

Becky Templeton

Teacher


Do you have any Nicknames that students call you?

Mrs. T.

What made you want to become a teacher?

I just always knew I wanted to be a teacher because I love kids. They make my job so fun because they have such energy, curiosity and an eagerness to learn.

What brings you joy while teaching?

Seeing my students succeed brings me joy.

What is one fun fact about you?

I don't know that it is a fun fact, but I am a HUGE sports fan.

Where did you get your teaching degree?

University of Georgia

What is your favorite thing about Mountain View?

All the people - big and little