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Don’t be afraid to try and fail, failure can teach you things. You should be doing things that make you happy and that you want to do.

Ms. Kristy Acevedo


Meet Kristy Acevedo, an English teacher at GNBVT. Mrs. Acevedo has been teaching for 20 years, beginning in January of 2000. She was influenced to teach by an aunt when she was younger, whose classroom she would help in organizing and setting up for the new school year. Being an introvert, teaching has helped her in getting out of her own shell, and she finds it fulfilling because she is a natural helper. 

She balances two careers, not only is she a teacher, but also a published author; a job that is crazy, fun, and stressful. Being a teen author helps in her day to day teaching life, as teens are a natural audience for her. Her books, titled Consider and Contribute, continue to reach new places in the world, as she will sometimes get emails from people in Germany or Japan stating how much they enjoyed her books. She plans on continuing to write until “the day she dies”. But while being an author can be stressful, she enjoys that she can control her own creativity. If she weren’t a teacher, she would definitely be an author, or would even love to own her own bookstore. 

Outside of teaching, Mrs. Acevedo enjoys crocheting – which is something that she taught herself using a library book when she was only 12. She is also learning how to garden through YouTube, and thinks YouTube is an amazing platform that can be used to learn about new hobbies. 

Mrs. Acevedo’s best advice she would give to students would be to not fear failure. She believes that failure can teach you things. Being a teacher for 20 years, she has had the opportunity to work with many different students, and from that she has learned that patience and organization is a very important thing to have. This is important advice that she would also give to anyone looking to become a teacher; because students respect consistency, and to not quit within the first three years – they will be the hardest. It is important to have knowledge of the subject, but also very important and necessary to be able to take complex ideas and break them down into clear steps.

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