Third grade teacher Karin Rohrig is one of those teachers that you are simply happy to see everyday. She walks the halls of BT with a smile on her face and her heart open to her students and colleagues. Mrs. Rohrig loves to learn, try new things, and challenge herself as much as her students. Mrs. Rohrig has been teaching for 17 years and 15 of these years have been at Brownell Talbot. She has also been BT’s cheerleading coach since 2007 and was the assistant golf coach for four years as well.
When asked how she knows, inspires and challenges her students she had this to say, “working with such a driven and talented group of teachers, I am challenged everyday to bring out the best in myself and my students. I hope that I am challenging my students to strive to do their best and learn something new everyday.” The proof of her efforts often comes in the form of an email from a former student. Recently, Mrs. Rohrig received an email from a recent BT grad who shared that she loved cheerleading so much that she was auditioning with her college dance group for a national competition.
The best teachers are those that are constantly seeking ways to learn and grow professionally. One of the ways in which Mrs. Rohrig continues to push herself has manifested itself into technology integration in the classroom. She dives into new strategies and is not afraid to challenge herself as an educator. She participates in ongoing technology inquiry and professional development to ensure she is current in the best practices available to elementary age students.
When Mrs. Rohrig was asked about what her favorite things are about being at BT, she stated, “I love the sense of community at BT. The people I work with quickly develop from colleagues into friends and the connection I make with families last longer than just the time I have their children in my classroom. I also love that I can be on the same campus as my own family. It is so special to be able to see BT through a parent perspective and through my children's experiences.”
Thank you for all that you do, Mrs. Rohrig!
- Cross Divisional