SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A teacher at Shoal Creek Elementary School in Carmel Mountain is being honored as the 10News Classroom Hero.
Throughout her teaching career, Lisa Ransom's message to her first graders has been: aim high and give back.
“My goal for them is to see what they can do and to put away what they can’t do and work on moving forward,” said Ransom.
In her first grade class, she puts extra emphasis on reading and writing, skills she believes are crucial for the children's future and development.
“Knowing they are able to read is one thing but knowing that they are able to read to understand and read to learn, and to write to communicate ideas and thoughts. It’s something that is going to carry them throughout their lives,” said Ransom.
Ransom’s love for her students is why Cate O’Reilly, a parent who has had three of her children in Mrs. Ransom’s class throughout the years, nominated Lisa Ransom as our Classroom Hero.
“Everything she does is really about building up their self-esteem and helping them navigate through this tricky first grade,” O'Reilly said.
Lisa Ransom’s dedication to her first graders is undeniable. But it’s her student’s excitement to learn that motivates her to teach for years to come.
“I start to tear up because it just means so much to me. I’m trying to raise humans, and I’m trying to create kids who have hearts who care about others who work together to help each other,” said Ransom.