After graduating from Ball State in 2006, Caudill taught at a private preschool/kindergarten in the Center Grove area. In 2007, she moved up to the Northside to pursue a career with Noblesville Schools and worked as a Title 1 teacher at Stony Creek Elementary for a year before being hired as a classroom teacher. From 2008 to 2010, Caudill taught kindergarten at Noble Crossing Elementary then moved to second grade. This is her fifth year teaching second grade. Along with teaching, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, going on vacations to any place warm and cheering on the Colts and Boilermakers.
Why did you become a teacher? I was fortunate to have amazing teachers growing up that were such positive influences in my life. Early on I knew that my calling was to be a teacher. It’s in my heart. It’s my passion. I want to be a positive influence in my students’ lives, academically and emotionally, just as many teachers were in mine.
What are your goals for students? The goals for my students are to become respectful and responsible individuals, who communicate and collaborate effectively and are inspired to become lifelong learners.
What advice do you give for parents? Be active in your child’s education and develop a partnership with the teachers with the common goal of your child’s success in mind. Encourage a love of learning based on his/her interests and provide experiences that allow room for mistakes, which are some of the most profound learning moments.
Why do you enjoy working for Noblesville Schools? Noblesville Schools provide countless professional development opportunities for teachers to develop, research and refine instructional strategies and best practices to ensure the success of all students.
What is something others might not know about you? I went to Ball State to major in dance performance (after not being able to convince my mom to let me move to New York City to dance in Broadway shows). After my freshman year, I changed my major to early childhood education, but graduated with a dance performance minor.