An Elementary School Teacher is a person trained to educate children from Pre-K to Fifth Grade. These people are responsible for the educational and emotional growth of children in a classroom setting, as well as managing the materials and resources used for educating the children.
Greatness in teaching is just as rare as greatness in medicine, dance, law, or any other profession. Although the qualities that make great teachers are not easy to inculcate or duplicate, understanding these qualities can give all teachers a standard of excellence to strive for, and guide schools in their efforts to recruit and retain the best teachers.
It’s true that I’ll “be in school for the rest of my life”, but you have no idea what a hidden treasure being a fifth grade teacher is. It’s like the biggest secret in education — fifth grade really is a blast.
I'm constantly evaluating what I'm doing as a teacher, and as it stands I tend to bounce from one age group to another with different specialties. Many days I like the job well enough, but every once in a while I love the job and get a huge rush at the end of the day.