Summerlyn Poon, Middle School English
How long have you been a teacher?
7 years (joining Campbell Hall in the 2021-22 school year)

What do you love most about teaching at Campbell Hall?
I love Campbell Hall's commitment to developing students and faculty as whole people. This shows in the classroom, where my students show a genuine enthusiasm for learning and sharing ideas. I appreciate that students have so many opportunities to enrich themselves further outside of the classroom through the arts, athletics, and affinity groups around campus. Students bring these experiences back to the classroom, and enrich our learning community with a unique perspective that allows us all to make richer connections between our course material and the real world.

What drew you to teaching?
My work as a teacher began when I was still a student myself. During elementary school, my family lived in a rural area of southwestern Tennessee, where we were home-schooled. Teaching my little sister to read, in addition to the countless hours I spent reading books my father recommended, sparked my interest in being an English teacher. I was also inspired by my father, who majored in English at UCLA, even though English was his second language.
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