Dr. Denise Gideon
I became a teacher because I enjoy seeing the world expand when students add to their understanding. Their enthusiasm is contagious and it has always challenged me to learn more myself.
I believe teaching is about coaching and guiding students toward personal growth; helping them find their passion and voice.
I work in Haiti with the nonprofit For a Reason. We are about accompanying students on their educational journeys in a way that forges meaningful, long term relationships while providing the financial support necessary for students to reach their educational goals. U of R recently entered into a partnership with us to provide professional development to educators in rural Haiti. Exciting times!
My advice to new students - all students - is to never think that what you do not yet know negates all that you already do know.