Have you ever felt like a celebrity, with constant greetings and smiles? I admit I had never really understood the celebrity feeling until a few months ago. Teenagers were constantly smiling at me and saying hello. Several asked how I was doing, and what was new at Montgomery Middle. You see, I was surrounded by former students as I participated in SUHSD’s first Family STEAM Night at Montgomery High School! I shared the scientific process of making ice cream and watched Genius Bar students share about helping with tech and participating in our district’s First Annual Solar Sprint. This reminds me of why I am a science teacher and have taught for more than single digits at Montgomery Middle. What I want to express to my former students in this moment is: you make me smile and make me proud! Thank you for being so welcoming to me and reminding me why I teach!
Sara Chai is a science and technology resource teacher at Montgomery Middle School. She recently completed her masters in educational leadership, with an emphasis in technology. In her time when she is not at school, you can usually find her tide pooling or trail running!