“Mrs. Cory has order and peace in her classroom that facilitates learning. She was incredibly helpful at encouraging independence and accountability for assignments which has been a valuable tool as they have graduated on to their following grades.”
“She is a wonderful teacher and clearly cares very much for the students in her care. We feel Mrs. Cory exemplifies all the attributes and qualities that the teachers at American Heritage School should strive for.”
“Our son has some unique academic challenges. What a blessing Mrs. Cory has been for him! There have already been countless times that she has gone out of her way to help him complete his math homework both before and after school.”
“She has done an admirable job of respecting each [child] as individuals and can see them with their own gifts and abilities. She works with them to learn and understand in ways that make sense to them.”
“She’s kind, patient and loving. She notices the strengths of the children and looks for ways to help them to continue to develop. She’s willing to help accommodate support for academic gaps as well. We love Mrs. Cory!”
“Mrs. Cory is the kind of teacher that doesn’t just lecture from a podium. She walks among the students, guiding, directing, and making sure they understand the material. She implements innovative, excellent ideas particularly in math…”
Curriculum Highlight — I love teaching about the sacrifice and courage of the brave men and women in our country’s history who paved the way for our freedom. There were many grand events, but in the end it is the collective decisions of each individual that makes the greatest impact. As we study individuals from history, we learn that ordinary people can do extraordinary things when they follow their heart and stand for truth.
Student Interaction — I feel deep satisfaction when a student pushes through personal barriers to overcomes obstacles and makes great strides, whether that be connecting better with classmates, becoming more self-governed, or learning how to write a challenging essay. I enjoy helping each student become their personal best, taking from where they begin and helping them progress as far as they can– all while making the process something to look forward to.
What Life Experience Prepared you to Teach at AHS? — As an English major, I wanted to be able to use literature as a platform to discuss principles of truth in the public setting. I ended up teaching full-time seminary for CES instead, and I loved teaching the gospel to youth where I could talk about those principles outright. At AHS, I can teach Christian character AND literature in the same lesson! It is the perfect blend and I smile inside every day that I can incorporate history and religion into the same lesson.
Education — Bachelor of Science, Marriage and Family Development, Brigham Young University; English Minor
Why teaching? — No two students are alike. I enjoy using my creativity to find ways to connect with the individual and inspire the students to love learning and to accomplish what they didn’t think they were capable of before.
“I hope students leave my classroom feeling that learning is satisfying! I hope they learn that sticking with a task, though difficult, can be satisfying and rewarding internally. I hope they will have felt, through the Spirit, that they are a child of God, and that they have a special mission and purpose on the earth at this time. I hope they feel better prepared to meet challenges ahead armed with hope, faith, and a ‘can do’ attitude.”
– Mrs. Cory
I love our 5th grade literature piece, “Carry On, Mr. Bowditch.” Based on a true story, students follow how the main character as he overcomes challenges and makes an incredible contribution to the world. As we read about some one else’s difficulties in literature, we see behavior modeled and can decide for ourselves how we will choose to react when we face challenges. The story is fascinating, and the main character, though not without weakness, shows us how he continued to ‘carry on,’no matter what the odds were.
I love studying biographies of the brave men and women who sacrificed so much for the foundation of our country and our freedom today. Whether a humble nurse on a battlefield, or a diplomat, there is a story behind every freedom fighter. There is so much to learn and admire from the voices of the past.