New English teacher fills vacancy

From University of Nevada at Las Vegas to SWCTA, Mrs. Cynthia Bailin is the new permanent 12th grade English teacher. She is excited to be in an environment with high school students.
From University of Nevada at Las Vegas to SWCTA, Mrs. Cynthia Bailin is the new permanent 12th grade English teacher. She is excited to be in an environment with high school students.
From University of Nevada at Las Vegas to SWCTA, Mrs. Cynthia Bailin is the new permanent 12th grade English teacher. She is excited to be in an environment with high school students.
From University of Nevada at Las Vegas to SWCTA, Mrs. Cynthia Bailin is the new permanent 12th grade English teacher. She is excited to be in an environment with high school students.
Photo Credit: April Bitanga

Mrs. Cynthia Bailin started today as the new English 12 teacher. She had the opportunity to meet and greet her new students.

“I am excited to learn more about Project Based Learning and become fluent in this method of education. I also look forward to collaborating with amazing people and the top notch English Department,” Bailin said.

Bailin most recently worked at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas as a World Literature and Composition instructor. She was awarded a fellowship to work on her PhD and was also paid to attend school. Previously, Bailin worked at Eldorado High School.

“I kind of knew I would come back to high school because it’s

what I love and the opportunities are greater in high school than higher education,” Bailin said.

Due to a shortage of English instructors districtwide, an ongoing search had continued to hire a permanent English teacher. For the past few weeks, substitutes have temporarily filled the senior English position.

“Besides teaching my students the new Common Core Standards, I want them to have strong abilities in analyzing and writing so they can be prepared for their futures,” Bailin said.

She enjoyed her first day, and looks forward for the rest of the year.

“I have a lot of emotions. I’m excited and definitely nervous a little bit. I am excited to grow in my ability with technology, excited to work with motivated students who will challenge me as well, and I am excited to be part of a school that is highly regarded in the community,” Bailin said.