Anson County Schools
Hear from Tracy Preslar about realizing her calling to be a teacher at Anson County Schools.
Meet Tracy Preslar
I love Anson County Schools! There's no place I'd rather be! I've spent my entire career in this district. The number one reason I love Anson is because we all are one big family. In Anson County, you matter! You are not an unknown employee. You are known by name and are respected and appreciated for the hard work you do daily. You are an integral part of a bigger team that shares the same mission and vision. We are a district where greatness grows. We work together to grow our students, as well as each other. When you're appreciated and supported, there's no limit to what can be accomplished.
- 3rd Grade ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies Teacher
Teacher Certification Program
Why I Teach
When I was younger, I wanted to be a lawyer. I even took pre-law courses during my first year in college. However, I would soon make a change in my plans after I took a job working in a local daycare's afterschool program. My job responsibility was to tutor and mentor elementary age students from 2:45-5:45 on weekdays. During my time working with these kids, I realized that it was my calling to become a teacher. I immediately changed my major and was very excited about the decision. I've had no regrets in my 17 years of teaching. My students are my inspiration for teaching day-in and day-out. Is it tough? Absolutely! Although, it is also the most rewarding job on the planet. Our children are our greatest natural resource. Each morning when I wake, my passion and the fire within me to educate children has grown stronger. People of all ages are impressionable, but the minds, souls, and spirits of children are precious. Our children need me, and I will not give up on them. I live for the "teachable moments" that I've experienced over and over in my career. I also love knowing that I have made a difference in the lives of many children. I’ve witnessed many successes of former students. This is so fulfilling. Many students have come back just to tell me the impact I’ve had on them. I love knowing that I am making a difference now and in the future by helping educate children. In addition, I also thrive on helping other teachers by sharing my expertise. I simply love to teach, lead, and help others grow their skill set. Teaching is in my blood and I am so grateful for the opportunities and experiences that I've had with my students and co-workers over the years. These are moments and memories that I will always cherish, and I look forward to many more years in education.
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