About Me - Why Do I Teach?

My name is Terri Alexanian and I am a second year teacher at Ethan A. Chase Middle School.  I teach sixth grade, math and science, for the special day class as well as provide specialized academic instruction to students with an IEP in the learning center.  

"Every child deserves a champion- an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be. 

- Rita Pearson, Educator                

    I teach because I want to be that champion!  I want to cheer and encourage my students to never give up but to always strive for their best!  I want to be a teacher not just of content, but an Education Specialist who supports all students' needs.  I want to ensure they are support and enjoy coming to school.  I want to support students who may struggle in certain areas; to support them so they do not feel frustration but the sucess of their own achievements.  I want to teach to touch lives and to inspire our youth.  I want them to know it is important  to work hard, care for others, and never say that they can't do something.  I hope these thoughts and ideas will stay with my students and help them grow throughout their lives.