December 2018 Student Spotlight – Jacqui Syers

My name is Jacqui Syers and I live in Wayland, Michigan.  I began my career in early childhood right after college, 4 years ago.  I was a Spanish teacher for a preschool when I first started my career. It really launched me into my love for teaching.  I am now a Pre-K teacher at Wayland Union- Baker Elementary.

My favorite time of the day to spend with children is during lunch.  They are so full of questions, stories, and eager to show you what they have learned.  Between counting their food, asking what my fourth favorite type of dinosaur is, and telling me all about their time at the park.  My children’s favorite time if the day is recess.  They love the playground.

My motivation comes from my passion of being a self-taught teacher.  I love watching the progress that children make through the year, academically and socially.

What I enjoy most about my job is being able to wake up in the morning and love the fact that I love going to work.  I love my job.  I love that I get to shape the minds of the future every day in my classroom.  I love that they teach me as well, I never stop learning.

In my free time I fish with my husband, John.  I enjoy gardening flowers, vegetables, and fruits.  I love to bake anything, mostly my grandma’s recipes.  I also love to cook Pinterest dinners with my husband.

I participated in the Early Childhood Credential Certification program.  I am so excited to have this certification and continue on with my education.  My coach has continued to push me to do my best.  She always takes time to encourage me and compliment me on my successes.  I feel so blessed in life in general.  I plan to keep in contact with my CCEI coach and taking further education courses for my professional development hours.  In the future I believe that my career will be taking me to get my Masters in Education and becoming a Principal of an Elementary School.

I would recommend CCEI to anyone!  It has been an awesome program for me and helped me learn a lot about my job.  I am fortunate to have a great coach that has helped me through this process.