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Bens Branch Elementary Teacher of the Year

Bens Branch Elementary Teacher of the Year

Veronika Cardenas

  Veronika Cardenas
  1st Grade Dual Language
  16 years of experience
  Sam Houston State University
  Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies

Why did you choose education as your career?

I had amazing teachers when I was in school.  I wanted to emulate them.  My teachers made me want to learn and I strived to be just like them.  I wanted to teach my students to love learning.


What is your key to success in the classroom?

Success in my classroom is attributed to the respect I have for my students.  I genuinely care about what they think.  I celebrate the student’s diverse strengths.


How do you engage your students?

I am excited about learning and that excitement is contagious. My students are eager to learn and acquire new information.


What do you love about teaching?

I am given the opportunity daily to fill their young minds with knowledge, questions, and possibilities.  I can show them that same love of learning that was passed on to me.