The other day I ran across #whyiteach on a Facebook post. The hashtag peeked my curiosity and I decided to look further into it. I discovered all sorts of wonderful stories from educators about their successes in the classroom and why they teach. It was inspiring to read all the different reasons educators do what they do. It is important that we first identify why we love what we do and then share it with others. So, today, I’ve decided to share with you why I teach and ask you to share your reasons with me.
I teach because I love making a difference in people’s lives, specifically other teachers. I have chosen to teach educators because I know how hard their jobs are. I am passionate about helping them in their passion and if I can make their jobs a bit easier by sharing a new idea, game or activity or simply offering a word of encouragement, then I have done my job.
Lisha Barnes is a Cosmetology/Barber Instructor with over 25 years of experience. She started out in a small private school working in Admissions, Financial Aid, Education, and School Director. She was a Director of Education for a chain of Private Cosmetology schools. Currently she serves as the Academic Development Manager for Milady where she supports schools and educators around the nation with continuing education, curriculum development and product knowledge. Lisha has served as an Educator for Milady’s Career Institute; NACCAS Commission; Career Educators of America Committee Member; and has authored numerous writing projects for Milady. This industry experience allows her to see the industry from a variety of viewpoints, which helps in sharing information and ideas with educators all around the world.