Tammy Sewell has spent her entire 37-year teaching career at Noblesville Schools. She started at Stony Creek Elementary, transitioned to Noblesville Intermediate School and has returned to Stony Creek to finish her career teaching fifth grade.
Why did you become a teacher? Teachers run in my family, so I grew up hearing about educating. Since I always liked kids, it was an easy choice to work with them. When shows like Sesame Street came on TV, I was fascinated with the entertaining way kids could learn. I wanted to make my classroom an exciting place to prepare kids for the future.
What are your goals for your students? My hope is they grow to be lifelong readers and learners. I also want my students to take pride in their work.
What advice would you give parents? My most frequent piece of advice for parents is to be consistent. Life is very fast-paced and kids need a routine they can count on day to day. Being a terrific role model is the best example for a child. Parenting is the hardest job there is. Remembering that we all make mistakes is so important.
What makes Noblesville Schools special? Noblesville makes Noblesville Schools a great place to teach. Though Noblesville has grown in population, it has retained a small-town feel that I truly enjoy. … Wherever I was and whoever I taught with, I always saw a passion for learning. That makes Noblesville a great place to work.
What is something others might not know about you? I was a country music DJ on a small radio station one summer. I had several jobs that summer, but being a DJ was pretty fun. I love all kinds of music, but country is one of my favorites. If you ask my students, I will sing things at the drop of a hat. I’m not too sure I sound that great, but I’m at an age where I do not worry about those things.