February Teacher of the Month: Linda Sooter

Each month, Marshall ISD celebrates the outstanding contributions of our campus faculty to the overall educational experience of our students. These professionals work countless extra hours at home, on weekends, and over holiday breaks with one focus in mind -- to make MISD and their campus Marshall Proud and Maverick Strong for our students.

The Teacher of the Month for February 2018 at David Crockett Elementary School, as selected by Principal, Mrs. Angela Fitzpatrick, is Linda Sooter, P.E. teacher and coach!

"Linda is our PE Teacher and sees every student twice a week," said Mrs. Fitzpatrick in nominating Linda. "She is on several committees and can be found volunteering her time to do morning and after school duty, even when it's not her week."

sooterTeacher: Linda Sooter

Hometown/High School: Marshall, TX/Marshall HS

Degree Earned/College: East Texas Baptist University, BBA Accounting/Management (1993); BSE Kinesiology (2001)

Grade Level/Subject(s) Taught: P.E.

Family: Husband, Jodie Sooter, is also a Marshall native

Hobbies/Things I like to do in my spare time: "In my spare time I enjoy spending time with friends, gardening, reading, fishing and hunting."

What made you want to enter a career as a teacher?: "I became a teacher because I felt the need to hopefully have a positive impact on students."

What  do you see as your most important role as a teacher?: "I feel my most important role as a teacher is to build positive relationships with students and adults."

Who were some of the most influential teachers/educators in your life?
"I have had the opportunity to work with some amazing teachers and administrators. Coach Lady Else, Karen Young, Richelle Langley, Angela Fitzpatrick, Joy Lepoint, Richun Abrone just to name a few."

What do you enjoy the most about teaching specifically at David Crockett? "Working with a great group of educators and students makes coming to work each day enjoyable."

What are some things you hope to accomplish in your career? Future plans?: "I hope one day others will remember something I did or said that had a positive impact on their future."
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