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Allison Rapp

(Mrs. Rapp)

Hey, I'm Allison

I have been teaching in the same small Florida district for 14 years. I started teaching high school science at the age of 21 with no experience. I quickly realized that teaching was my passion. Since then, I have taught science to 5th graders, 6th graders, 8th graders, 9th graders,…

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I have been teaching in the same small Florida district for 14 years. I started teaching high school science at the age of 21 with no experience. I quickly realized that teaching was my passion. Since then, I have taught science to 5th graders, 6th graders, 8th graders, 9th graders, and coached elementary science teachers for 2 years. This coming school year, I will be returning to 9th grade teaching Leadership at my high school Alma mater. My husband, who is also a teacher, has taught Leadership for the past 14 years at another local high school. Together, our hope is to impact the youth of our rural county and have a positive effect on their future.

"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant." Robert Louis Stevenson”

What will the funds be used for

Being a teacher in 2019 is hard, but being a student is harder. This year, my 14th, will be full of fresh starts and new strategies. A new school, a new subject, and new faces await! I will be teaching Leadership at Avon Park High School, a rural high school where the great majority of students receive free and reduced lunch. My goal is to create a safe, homey environment in which I can build relationships and teach my kids the skills essential to a successful life, no matter their current circumstances. Being funded would allow for the purchase of brand-new, research-based curriculum and the creation of a classroom in which students feel safe and loved.