began his final semester at Northern Kentucky University teaching English in classrooms at Simon Kenton High School.
His student teaching experience changed entirely when COVID-19 spread to the U.S. and teachers were forced to move to online instruction, but the English Education
major found a silver lining.
“The best part of what’s changed is that I still get to be involved in my students’ lives, and I still get to be the lead teacher until they finish out the semester,” he says.
Kyle, a Louisville, Kentucky, native, didn’t always plan to become an educator and fell into it naturally over time.
Through his student teaching experience—normal or not—Kyle learned that education is his passion and that he can’t seem himself doing anything else.
“I knew I loved working with young people, so teaching simply felt right for me,” he says. “My favorite part about teaching is building relationships with my students. There’s no better feeling than having a positive environment in the classroom!”