Teachers and staff at Point Isabel ISD are starting to get ready for the 2021 – 2022 school year.
Courtney Hill, a 7th grade history teacher Courtney Hill says she’s learning how to teach in the midst of the pandemic.
“The type of delivery – even with students in the classroom – is vastly different,” Hill said. “Because, you’re now playing to two audiences. Technology is the future,” Hill said. “So that’s been incorporated year by year. And so there was kind of that switch very quickly. But, thankfully we’ve had a lot of expertise.”
Celia Galindo a teacher at Port Isabel ISD says safety classes should actually make her students a little bit safer.
“A lot of times, they’re not used to washing their hands every three minutes – that’s going to have to happen in my class,” Galindo said.
Although their levels of experience are different, and both Galindo and Hill are nervous about the year ahead, their message for parents who may be anxious is the same.
“It is a little scary,” said Hill. “It can be a little daunting. But the one thing that you can count on is that teachers love these kids as much as parents do. So we’re looking out for safety number one. Always.”