Jill An­ton

KINDER­GARTEN TEACHER

The Kids Post - - Private Education Guide 2014 -

J ill An­ton has been a kinder­garten teacher at the Chil­dren’s Gar­den Nurs­ery School (CGNS) for the past 18 years.

The idea of teach­ing came nat­u­rally to An­ton from a young age.

“When I was young, I always re­mem­ber be­ing the ‘teacher’ when we played school and I was usu­ally the one with a younger cousin bal­anced on my hip,” she says. “I’ve just always loved be­ing around kids.” To­day, she is busy run­ning a real class­room of her own that can in­clude any­thing from French classes to writ­ing sto­ries to hands-on sci­ence ex­per­i­ments.

“There’s so much fun, learn­ing, and laugh­ter to cram into a day.”

“I open the class­room door at 8:45am, and be­fore I know it, it’s time for dis­missal.”

She says that one of her main mo­ti­va­tors in her pro­fes­sion is see­ing a stu­dent’s face light up as they come to un­der­stand a new con­cept.

“This be­comes a pos­i­tive and re­ward­ing ex­pe­ri­ence for both my­self and my stu­dents.”

“I am con­stantly re­search­ing for new and in­no­va­tive ideas for the chil­dren in my class — I always want them to

be ex­cited about learn­ing.”

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