Can you tell us about yourself?
"Hi, I'm Sheila Radcliffe. I worked with Quitman school district and I'm the curriculum coordinator. We're in Quitman Mississippi and I've been here for almost a year."
Why did you start a career in education?
"Started my career in education about 23 years ago as a teacher assistant. Then I was a bus driver as well. Teacher, principal, uh, lead teacher, curriculum coordinator. Done it all."
If you could have any other job what would it be and why?
"If I could have any other job, what would it be and why? I'm really into computers and graphic design. So that's probably my next step when I retire."
How are kids different now than 30 years ago?
"Kids are very different now than 30 years ago. Of course, 30 years ago I was young, but kids just, you know, they're there. They don't mind very well like they used to. They're just, they're totally different. It's just a total different generation."
What would you tell someone who wants to become a teacher?
"What would I tell someone right now that is thinking about becoming a teacher? Make sure you love the kids because if you don't love the kids, then it's going to be really hard for you. So make sure you do have a true love for kids and you really want them to learn."
What is one thing you would change to help kids learn better?
"What is one thing that I would change to help kids learn better, to make sure that all teachers understand that kids learn in a different way. Um, we should differentiate our instruction, um, in the way that they learn because kids are different now is totally different. Um, they're into technology and definitely get used to all the technology that you can. Thank you."