"I am the teacher who isn’t afraid to go off-topic to learn more about my students. I am the teacher who attends my students’ after-school activities. I am the teacher who purposely goes to my student’s check-out lane at the grocery store. I am the teacher who hand-writes an encouraging note when a student is sad. I am the teacher who isn’t afraid to love, because when I do, I find that both my students and I are successful in the classroom."
Spotlight: 10 Questions for Maria DeBruin (NJ '17)
Maria DeBruin (NJ '17) Director, Analytical Chemistry Manufacturing and Controls (CMC)
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