Editor’s Note: This is an ongoing Q&A profile series introducing new teachers that have joined Ardmore City Schools.

Torie Jolliff

Position: Fourth Grade Teacher

School: Charles Evans Elementary

Years in education: First year teacher

Q: What made you decide to work in schools?

I had wonderful teachers in elementary school that inspired me to become a teacher, as well. Elementary students are incredibly creative and energetic, so every day is fun!

Q: What is your favorite part of doing your job?

My favorite part of teaching is seeing students get excited about what we are learning.

Q: What kind of impact do you want to make in your students’ lives?

I want my students to remember that I was always there to support and encourage them. Teaching the curriculum is important, but I also believe it is imperative to help students become productive, respectful members of the community.