Currently: First Grade teacher at Tulakes Elementary
Responsibilities: “I have the privilege of telling 23 students that I believe in them and that they ‘can’ when the world that they live in says they ‘can’t,’” says Bond.
Accomplishments: The first person in her family to graduate college—with honors nonetheless!
In Her Words: How did you get where you are today? “Every course I took at SNU has helped me in countless ways and I find out new ways each day, but I believe that nothing from the textbooks has taught me near as much as my professors did. The way that they were intentional with every student, wanted what was best for them, prayed for them and encouraged them has been one of the most beneficial things that I have taken from SNU. I have found that the relationships you have with your students is key. The more you tell your students you love them and believe in them, the more they believe it and try their hardest. That is why I start each morning off with a big hug to each student and end it by telling them how much I love them.”