PTO Spotlight with 4th Grade Teacher, Josephine Bouquet!


fullsizerender-6PTO Spotlight with 4B Teacher Josephine Bouquet!  Q: This is your second year having your own classroom.  Tell us what you did before coming to Driscoll.A: After graduating from Boston College I worked as an aide, and then as a behavior therapist in different special-ed programs in Newton. I was lucky enough to come to Driscoll to be the substitute for Mrs. Mackie when she had her baby, and then got my own 4th grade classroom last year!Q: Tell us how you decided to become a teacher.A: I have always loved working with kids, but really I became a teacher because growing up I loved so many of my teachers. They taught me so many important lessons, and I really appreciated how they supported me and helped me learn and grow. As I got older I realized more and more the positive impact they had on my life, and I hope to pay that forward in some way. My biggest hope is to help my students enjoy school and find the joy in learning each day.Q: What is your favorite part of the teaching day?  What is most important to you as you spend your days with 9 and 10 year olds?A: My favorite part of the day is when the students first arrive. They are so excited to be here and their positive energy can really set the tone for a great day. The beginning of each day feels like a fresh start full of opportunities to learn, and I get really excited to share that with the students. I also love having the opportunity to check in with the students about what is going on in their lives before we hunker down and get into our lessons.Q: Fun Fact! What's something we should know about you that we don't?A: I have an older sister and 3 younger brothers, one of whom is in 4th grade this year! They all live in Maryland, where I am originally from.