Elizabethton’s Foster chosen as Teacher of the Year

Published 10:51 pm Monday, February 14, 2022

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Megan Foster has been teaching students from grades Pre-K up to college for 12 years, and she was recently selected as the 2022 Elizabethton High School Teacher of the Year.
“I became a teacher because, in college, I pursued theater and French and realized how I most wanted to use both of those subjects to teach,” said Foster.
As she has adjusted to many changes in her career, Foster has always been confident in her purpose of teaching. “I was convinced teaching was one of the most important things I could do with my life, and I still feel that way,” said Foster.
One of Foster’s main focuses as a teacher is her students. Many of those who have taken her classes can say that they’ve felt welcomed and comfortable.
“My favorite part of teaching is letting students be seen. I love when students take pride in themselves and their work,” Foster said.
In her time as a teacher, she has taught English, French, and three levels of Drama production. She currently teaches drama and has helped students prepare for the recent show “The Addams Family.”
“I love picking out plays based on the students I have, then casting the play becomes enjoyable,” Foster said.
As a drama teacher, she often teaches students for four years. “In that time, I see students change exponentially. I’m always saddened when they leave, but they leave change-makers,” Foster said.
She focuses not only on academic success but personal and mental success. Her classroom has been described as a safe space for students.
“I have had countless students go ascend to great heights in various arenas, and I am so pleased to have been with them in a part of that journey,” said Foster.

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