October 14, 2019
Rebecca Fields-Moffit is a new teacher at City High and new to teaching at a high school. She has been a general music teacher for 13 years.
“I started my career as a high school choral teacher. I have missed teaching high school kids for the last 15 years. I wanted to get back to it,” Fields-Moffit said. “When Dr. Brown said that she was going to go back to Longfellow full-time, I jumped at the opportunity to come up and do secondary again.”
When asked what the difference was between City and her previous job, she responded, “I’m working in secondary education, which is so cool because the students can do so much more, so much faster, and they can take so much more ownership of their work.”
After teaching in elementary education for so many years, she decided to teach high school for a change.
“[I] get to know my students better and I get to reconnect with former students, which has been really fun to see them in the hallways,” she said.
Mrs. Fields-Moffit also taught music at three different elementary schools in varying grades.
“I was primarily at Twain Elementary School. I’ve also taught at many other elementary schools, like Weber and Lincoln, but Twain has been home.” she said.
It’s no secret that switching schools can be hard, whether as a teacher or a student. Mrs. Fields-Moffit offered advice to new teachers.
“Be calm, and everyone is here to help you,” she said. “That’s what I have found: that everyone I ask is so happy to help.”