Garth likes building relationships with her students

GWEN BLACK/THE LEDGER

Bernadette Garth works with student Jessica Ramirez in English class.

BY GWEN BLACK

gblack@eprisenow.com

Bernadette Garth is a eleventh and twelfth grade English teacher at Enterprise High School.

She is a 2013 graduate of Troy University with a Bachelor’s degree in Secondary Education and a 2018 graduate of Walden University with a Master in Intergrating Technology into the classroom.

What is the most challenging thing about your job today? “Graduation, it makes me sad to see them go, but I’m excited for them too. The next group is always just as great.”

What do you like most about your job? “I love building relationship with my students and learning about who they are beyond my classroom. They always have so much to share if you give them time and listen.”

Name three things you would like to see or do in your lifetime: “Learn Spanish, travel to another country and write a book.”

Favorite music: “Marvin Gaye and any current songs to keep up with kids.”

Favorite books: “Currently reading Inside Girl: Some Kind of Wonderful, by J. Minter.”

Favorite pastime: “Going to my daughter’s soccer games and EHS sports events.”

Talents: “Drawing and painting.”

Pet peeve: “Prejudging people. You can’t judge a book by its cover.”

Values most important to you: “Caring and respecting people simply because they are human, not because you get something in return is important to me.”

What’s one thing people would be surprised to know about you? “I’m super nervous when I have to talk or present in front of adults.”

Family: Husband, Earl Garth; son, Sabastian; daughter, Sydney; and cat, Sophie.

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