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It's Wildcat Wednesday! Every Wednesday, we will spotlight a member of the LR Wildcat family.
This week we are introducing you to Alayna Hitz!
Instructional Technology Coach
Tell us about your family:
I have one younger sister who lives in the area and our parents still live in Wentzville, MO. I recently got engaged and my fiancé and I have two fur babies, a golden retriever named Birdie and an Australian Shepherd-Bernese Mountain Dog mix named Honey.
How long have you been a teacher/worked in education?
7 years as a History teacher, 1 year as an instructional coach (currently)
What makes you passionate about education?
I am passionate about and chose to dedicate my life to education because I believe every child should be allowed the opportunity to learn, succeed, and grow. Education can break the cycle of poverty, eliminate glass ceilings, and pave the way for lifelong success and fulfillment. Education is not a luxury, it is a right that should be given to every child. Every day, I have the opportunity to open doors and expose children to new possibilities and experiences. Every day, I have the opportunity to help children realize their full potential. Every day, I have the opportunity to make a difference.
What is your must-have classroom item?
If you had to choose a different grade/subject to teach, what would it be?
What is something about you that might surprise people?
I am a black belt in Tae Kwon Do.
What is one item on your bucket list?
Go on a sailboat cruise in the Carribbean
Thanks for being part of our Wildcat family, Alayna!