Meet the teachers and staff at Rogers Adventist School! Every month we feature a fabulous staff member and ask them 10 important questions. Cindy Solis teaches 5th and 6th grade at RAS.
Question 1: How long have you been a teacher?
A long time…30+ years
Question 2: How long have you been teaching at Rogers?
Question 3: Who are some important people in your life?
My kids and husband
Question 4: What inspired you to be a teacher?
There was a special needs child in my 4th grade class and she really struggled in everything. One week our teacher was out and so I decided to help Gail with spelling. I worked with her all week and she did really well on the test that week and I was so proud of her.
Question 5: Have you ever thought about a different career? If so what?
I’ve wanted to teach since I was in first grade so this is pretty much who I am. I played school all the time as a very young child. My one other option that I considered was a speech pathologist. I would’ve loved helping the kids, but I may not have enjoyed the sitting all day part in an office. Also, I like how as teachers we can get close to our kids especially here at RAS because we often have them for two years.
Question 6: What is the best part about your job?
I love the people I work with, I love being in a Christian school and I love being able to be creative and do my thing with the kids in the way I feel that they will learn. I’m thankful that my job is not scripted like some schools I’ve heard of in other places.
Question 7: What is the worst part of your job?
Question 8: What do you hope to achieve by being a teacher?
I just want to help students learn and I want it to be enjoyable (at least most of the time).
Question 9: Do you have any heroes?
My grandmother has always been my hero. She was there for me through many tough times as I was growing up. There are a couple of other people that I really admire because they are helpful and always positive.
Question 10: What’s something special about the grade level that you teach?
It is the BEST! I love that they are still respectful and that they like project that they can just take over and I just have to prompt them and they are on it! I like the level in each subject that I teach. I get to do more than just skim the surface.
Bonus Question: If Mrs. Bryant randomly cancelled school for the day, what would you do on that day?
It would depend on if I had some errands I really needed to do or if I could just stay at home and maybe cook or clean out a closet and organize something. I would possibly watch a good movie while I bake or read a good book.