It takes a teacher: Mrs. Hackwell

Central Point, Ore.– We continue honoring and celebrating special educators in our community.  Danielle Hackwell is in her fifth year of teaching at Jewett Elementary School in Central Point.  For her, becoming a teacher was a way to make a difference in young lives.

“I think one of the most important things a teacher can do is try to set an environment for kids to want to come to school and that’s what I try to do everyday,” says Hackwell.

For the past five years, Hackwell has shared her passion for education.

“I just love it,” she says.

For her a career in teaching was an easy choice.  She wanted the opportunity to be a positive influence.

“Just to make a difference,” she explains.

As she shares the day’s lesson plan,”Compound words, we are working on our speech,” she reflects on the thing she most enjoys about teaching, equipping her kids for years of schooling ahead.

“They make so much growth in the second year.”

For Danielle, that growth is why she fell in love with teaching in the first place.

“It just reminds you of why you are here and why you work hard everyday for these kids,” she says.


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