Teacher Spotlight: Ms. Calderon

Ms. Calderon sitting on a chair outside with trees in the background

Ms. Calderon

Ms. Calderon sitting on a chair outside with trees in the background

Alexa Oddo, Editor

Meet our new SuperSTARRR teacher Ms. Calderon.  Below is a Q&A conducted with her.


Q: Why did you choose to become a teacher?

A:  I decided to become a teacher halfway through working as an interpreter on-campus. I would work with English Language Learner students (ELLs) and I found that I truly enjoyed helping them navigate through the American school system.


Q: How long have you been teaching? 

A:   This will be my first year as a teacher!


Q: What is it like teaching middle schoolers?

A: Have you ever tried to corral a group of 26 kittens to one spot before? I’d say it’s a lot like that.


Q: Why did you choose to come to teach at Wellington Landings? 

A: I’ve worked at Landings for the better half of two years, so when I received my teaching license I couldn’t see myself teaching anywhere else.


Q: Describe yourself as a teacher.

A: I’d consider myself a search engine of sorts–someone who students can come to when they have questions without fear of judgment. I firmly believe in the power of education, and I want to be someone that students can look to for guidance in their educational careers. At FSU there is this motto that is written at the top of one of the libraries on campus, it reads, “the half of knowledge is to know where to find knowledge.” This saying is something I hope stays with all students.


Q: What are your hobbies outside of school?

A: I love to read and make miniatures! My room is currently filled with both. I am also learning how to throw clay.


Q: Where did you grow up?

A: I grew up in Belle Glade, FL. It is located 40 minutes west of Loxahatchee, sandwiched between cane fields and corn fields.


Q: Which college did you attend?

A: I attended Florida State University, majoring in Editing, Writing, and Media.