My name is Mrs. Pruitt and I have many exciting things planned for this year. I cannot wait to get to know all of my students. A little about myself, I graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Secondary Education Language Arts from Wayne State College. I had previously graduated, from Northeast Community College, with an Associate of Arts Degree in Speech Communications. I graduated with my Master’s Degree in Literacy as a Reading Specialist in the summer of 2013 from Concordia University. I grew up mainly in Rapid City, South Dakota and around Northeast, Nebraska. I have loved living in Gothenburg and hope that I will remain for many years to come. Hope to see you around!
John Steinbeck (1958) about a teacher:
“In her classroom our speculations ranged the world. She breathed curiosity into us so that each day we came with new questions, new ideas, cupped and shielded in our hands like captured fireflies. When she left us, we were sad; but the light did not go out. She had written her indelible signature on our minds. I have had lots of teachers who taught me soon forgotten things; but only a few who created in me a new energy, a new direction. I suppose I am the unwritten manuscript of such a person. What deathless power lies in the hands of such a teacher.”
“As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn’t supposed to ever let us down, probably will. You’ll have your heart broken and you’ll break others’ hearts. You’ll fight with your best friend or maybe even fall in love with them, and you’ll cry because time is flying by. So take too many pictures, laugh too much, forgive freely, and love like you’ve never been hurt. Life comes with no …guarantees, no time outs, no second chances. you just have to live life to the fullest, tell someone what they mean to you and tell someone off, speak out, dance in the pouring rain, hold someone’s hand, comfort a friend, fall asleep watching the sun come up, stay up late, be a flirt, and smile until your face hurts. Don’t be afraid to take chances or fall in love and most of all, live in the moment because every second you spend angry or upset is a second of happiness you can never get back.”