Kim Lee-MottGrade 1 Teacher
At WES Since: 2020
What excites you the most about teaching Grade 1?
I love to see the growth in my students. They get bigger – not just physically but emotionally and socially, too. They become more independent people. They begin to take ownership of themselves and pride in who they are and what they work toward. Grade 1 is a place of growth, discovery, and learning for students and teachers alike.
Enjoy your life because you only get this one. Don’t stress over the small things. They generally take care of themselves. Find something good in every day.
I began teaching in independent schools in 1996. I most recently taught Grade 1 at the Mother of God school in Gaithersburg, where I won the St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Award for Excellence in Teaching. Throughout the course of my career, I have honed my abilities in differentiated instruction and group and individual instruction. I hold an undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a certificate in early childhood education from Montgomery College. I am an animal lover who has two dogs, a rabbit, and a turtle.