Hector Santiago [hectorsantiagojr]
What subjects do you teach? What types of students do you have?
I teach at a title one school in Crowley, Texas. I teach 8th grade American History, AVID and Pre-AP History.
Can you provide a link to a site where we can see something about what you do or the center where you work?
How have your past experiences prepared you for teaching? How did you become interested in education?
I always wanted to teach but I believed it was going to be a retirement career. I graduated college with a business background and went into recruiting after school. I worked in the Junior High ministry for a few years and I volunteered during the summer and weekends with troubled teenagers.
Who was your most influential teacher and why?
Mrs. Tate at Lewisville High School. She was one of my few teachers who showed interest in me and thought and told me I was very talented.
What is your educational philosophy?
Encourage, Inspire, and Equip. It is my job to encourage my students to find a passion for learning, inspire them to reach that potential, and equip them with the knowledge and skills they need to be successful citizens.