#TeacherTuesday: Carly Noella Nájer

The lucky students who take introduction to art, painting, drawing, and AP Studio at Bensalem Township School District‘s Bensalem High School can thank a friend of Carly Noella Nájera. That’s because he recruited her from a design and build firm to teach in an alternative school some years ago. Although resistant to the idea at first, this week’s #TeacherTuesday realized halfway through the interview how passionate she is about education, “especially the importance of art in education.”

While Carly loved her design job, she “felt like I really wanted to make a difference in a child’s life” and has never looked back.

“Teaching is the toughest but most rewarding job I can think of. I was meant to teach. I love my students, I love teaching art and I love the difference the students make in my life.”