Teaching is in her blood

For Waynesfield-Goshen Spanish teacher Kyley Richardson, teaching is in her blood.

Her mom is in her 24th year of teaching and is currently a fourth-grade teacher at Wapakoneta Elementary school. Her grandfather also taught for 35 years before retiring.

“I grew up with my mom teaching and she still loves her job and she was a good mentor to me,” Richardson said. “Experiencing her joys when she was teaching and all the stories she would come home and tell me showed me that that’s what I wanted to do.”

Her first experience in teaching came when she was a freshman at Wapakoneta High School, after her mom suggested that she tutor some of her fourth-grade students. From there, the rest is history.

“I always knew I wanted to be a teacher, I just didn’t know what I wanted to teach,” Richardson said. “Eventually, I decided I wanted to teach Spanish because I liked learning about the culture and all the different ways you can use it. I love traveling, which is part of it, and I’m terrible at math, so I knew that wouldn’t work out. I just have a much more creative mind than I do with the analytical side of life.”

For the full story, see the Monday, March 3 edition of the Wapakoneta Daily News.