Today's Tuesday Teacher is Mrs. Ely! Mrs. Ely is a 7th Grade Language and Literature teacher. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Tampa and her graduate degree from USF. She has taught 12 years total, ten years here at Walker.

Why did you become a teacher?

To make a difference. 

What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

Caving and hiking 

What are 2 or 3 fun facts about you that your students and/or co-workers might not know?

I explore caves for fun with a local caving grotto (club). This includes rope work, rappelling, and ascending vertical drops of 40+ feet. Along with that, it often involves crawling through mud in spaces 2-3 feet high or swimming through underground pools. 

If there was one thing you could tell your 13-year-old self, what would it be?

It gets better.