Becky Boudreau was raised on the coast of Maine, USA. Her family instilled in her a strong sense of community and commitment at a young age. From the moment that Becky entered her first preschool classroom, she knew she wanted to be a teacher. However, it was not until she graduated from the University of Maine in 2000 with a degree in English Language and Literature and Secondary Education that her dream came into fruition.
Becky has worked in many facets of education. She taught students in every grade level from 2 to 12. Becky valued the importance of relationship building, authentic learning, and doing what was right for the students in her classroom. This often caused conflict with administration or other teachers, because she rewrote the given curriculum to inject interest based learning, project based learning, and usually did not follow a pacing guide. However, Becky used the relationships that she created with the students to drive the classroom and materials used. There was laughter, smiles, and a warm climate for all.
When the COVID Pandemic hit the world, it was difficult for Becky to return to her classroom. Becky was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 2019. The adjustments of having to wear a mask, teaching in a hybrid classroom, and juggling the responsibilities of the classroom were not stressor that Becky was willing to undertake. She left the traditional classroom and worked for an online teaching company in the 2020-21 school year. Becky missed the face to face interactions with the students. In 2021, Becky opened a learning center in her hometown.
Becky’s learning center, Learning for Success, works towards helping parents homeschool their children. Becky has small cohorts of students in similar age groupings. She creates the curriculum for the students for the whole week. Becky invites the groups to the center two days a week for instruction, social time, and collaborative learning opportunities. To learn more about Learning for Success visit www.learningforsuccess.net. Please feel free to reach out to Becky with any questions.
“People don’t care what you know, until they know that you care!”
Aired on August 24th 2022
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