“Making a difference” inspires new teacher


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Ms. Estrada In her classroom.

Ximena Vasquez, Staff Reporter

Ms. Estrada, a new teacher at Schuyler Central High School, is one of the new faces around campus and in the Spanish department. Ms. Estrada attended Southeast Community College in Beatrice her first two years and then transferred to the University of Nebraska at Kearney for the next 2 1/2 years. Ms. Estrada decided  to become a teacher because she always enjoyed being at school. “As I grew older, I became more passionate about becoming a teacher because I loved Cross Country and I wanted to become a coach and get the opportunity to coach kids as well as try to make a difference,” shared Ms. Estrada. 

Ms. Estrada’s favorite memory from high school was during her junior year of Cross Country, in which she went to State for the second time. Ms. Estrada likes teaching, because “you can make a really big impact on students and you can help them grow not only as a learner but as an individual.” Ms. Estrada doesn’t only look forward to teaching, but also making connections with the students and having a good year. Ms. Estrada stated that she has wanted to become a teacher since the 3rd grade.