WATCH: Deal unveils ‘Why I Teach’

February 7, 2017

Gov. Nathan Deal, in conjunction with the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement, today unveiled “Why I Teach,” the fourth installment of the "Real Teachers Real Voices” campaign. This initiative, which highlights exceptional educators around the state, stems from feedback from Deal’s Teacher Advisory Committee. “Why I Teach” features Eric Crouch, an educator at Double Churches Elementary in Columbus and the 2016 Georgia Milken Educator.
 
“School is such an amazing place. It is a place where children from all different walks of life come together to try and find common solutions to the challenges we will face tomorrow ... teaching is very rewarding and fulfilling.
 
“It wasn’t until later in my life that I found my purpose. When I got to college I had a professor who showed me the true art and beauty of teaching, and it was then that I knew what teaching could be for me. It was there that I found my hope and my inspiration, and I wanted to give that same hope and inspiration to my students. That is why I became a teacher.”
 
Click here to watch “Why I Teach.”

“Why I Teach” is the fourth PSA of the "Real Teachers Real Voices” series, which features exceptional educators across the state.