Emily Hume is a second grade teacher and comes to Charles Wright from Seattle Public Schools. “I was very drawn to the sense of purpose and hard work at CWA while remaining a calm, focused environment,” she says. “I was impressed by the level of independence and self-management of the students.”
With experience teaching in kindergarten, first grade, and second grade, Emily loves working with children “because they have given me my favorite compliments (‘I love you as much as the whole kooky world’) and my favorite criticisms (‘I don’t like your smell today’). I have never been bored a single day I’ve taught.”
Emily particularly loves seeing students connect what they are learning in the classroom to their own lives and to make learning their own. “I love seeing a ‘light-bulb moment’ when you can actually see a concept go from being unknown to understood,” she says.
Emily has fond recollections of her own student experiences, with one highlight being the making of an “amazing” papier-mâché marionette of Madonna in art class. In her free time, Emily enjoys cooking, traveling, reading, and maintaining “an unhealthy obsession with looking at properties on Zillow.”