see me as a teacher

See Me as a Teacher – Crystal

Aimed at sharing the true identities and talents of the Ranchers at DHR, the SEE ME campaign showcases the unique stories of those we serve and gives readers an inside look into their life at Down Home Ranch. Follow along as we tell you the story of Crystal…

Name: Crystal
Age: 34
Rancher Since: December 2008
Favorite Hobby: Hanging out with friends

Friendliness, approachability and a passion for communicating with others are three core traits of a teacher. Crystal exemplifies these qualities in every situation she encounters, proving herself to be an exceptional teacher!

In the summer of 2018, Crystal was offered the opportunity to teach an introductory Zumba class at DHR. Having never taught a class before, she was nervous; however, she was excited to take on this new role. Crystal has now been teaching Zumba for three consecutive quarters! During her class, she follows an instructional Zumba video set. While the videos play, she goes around to each student, encouraging them to stay motivated and helping them perfect their moves. Crystal feels that she too is able to learn while teaching. One of the most important lessons she has learned through teaching is that every student learns at their own pace. This has helped her understand the unique personalities and abilities of others on a much deeper level. When asked why she likes teaching, she replied that it “Makes me happy because we have fun, stay physically fit and support one another.”

Her goals for this next quarter’s class are to increase the skill level of her students and to get more people to join her class. Her advice to anyone who wants to start teaching would be “Just try your best and treat people nicely!”