Hear from Kari Peschel-Luise about the teaching family at Southington Public Schools.
It was a massive commitment for my family to move to the United States from overseas. Our number one priority was to figure out which city to move to in Connecticut based on the public education that would be provided to our children. Based on the location accessibility, community amenities and lifestyle, Southington was clearly the winner. To now be part of the teaching family, who inspired, educated and graduated all three of our children, is not only a testament of our decision to live in Southington, but also my conviction to Southington Public School’s quality of education and vision.
Before my teaching career, I practiced architecture in Canada and Germany prior to immigrating to the United States in 2008. Working abroad as an architect and engineer, I observed tremendous disparities between the skills students attained during their education and the readiness required in the work field.
I believe identifying the unique characteristics of each and every student and empowering them to reach their individual goals is the foundation to teaching and why I essentially became a teacher. Since becoming an Engineering, Architecture and Technology Education teacher, closing the gap between students' education skills and architecture and engineering career requirements has been my objective. Weaving foundational knowledge, authentic education strategies, and professional experiences with compassionate rigor identifies my personal teaching style to positively engage and influence students.
Teachers do not exclusively impart knowledge to students, they empower students with the freedom of personal awareness and destiny. My job is to awaken this empowerment; my joy is to witness each and every success!
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