It isn’t just kindergarten kids who have a touch of the nerves during back to school days. Many teachers are also entering the classroom for the first time.
Courtney Horseman is starting her teaching career at Deshaye Catholic School.
“I am feeling nervous and excited all at the same time,” Horseman admitted.
Horseman came by the school during the summer and says she realized her dreams had come true and the hard work paid off when she saw her name on a plaque outside her classroom.
“It was a very emotional moment for me and kind of just stopped and took it in and I thought, ‘wow, this is actually happening right now, this is real’. I have worked so hard this past four years and I have had tremendous support from my friends and mentors and it reassured me this was the career I was meant to be in.”
Horseman has had fun prepping her classroom and getting everything ready for the students to arrive.
“I have put bulletin boards up and borders and posters and (I) just kind of slowly work towards a welcoming and relaxing environment,” Horseman explained.
Next year everything will be new as several joint-use schools open their doors across the province for the first time.