By Laurie Davies
Believe it or not, the top skill needed to succeed in elementary school education may not be impeccable lesson-planning or even artful classroom management.
“When I sat in on hiring committees and worked with new teachers, I looked for passion,” says Lisa Ghormley, an associate dean in University of Phoenix’s College of Education.
Logan Logsdon (MAEd, 2021) is a fourth-grade teacher at Leman Academy in Marana, Arizona, and he couldn’t agree more. “You have to have a passion for teaching this next generation — you have to have a heart to see them succeed. You can’t just fake that."