BRUNSWICK, Ga. --It is Wednesday so that means it is time for our Teacher of the Week! This week we are spotlighting Conner Burke at Risley Middle School in Glynn County, Georgia.
He teaches 6th grade math and has been teaching there for 4 years. Mr. Burke said he loves working with kids and 6th grade is great because kids are still interested in learning and not afraid to participate.
He said seeing the kids grow in confidence throughout the years is one of the great parts of being a teacher and he couldn't imagine doing anything else.
"I mean in this profession, you are not necessarily motivated by money, but that recognition for being able to have a positive change in students' lives... that alone gets me out of bed in the morning, keeps me motivated and gets me here," tells Mr. Burke.
Conner Burke was actually born and raised in Brunswick and went to Risley Middle School years ago. He said that teachers have to find what motivates a student then use that information to help them learn and excel in the classroom.
For his hard work and dedication to his students, Conner Burke of Risley Middle School is our Teacher of the Week!