Teacher’s kids speak out

Jessica Nelson, junior mentors her father, Mr.Nelson. She was helping him with a math worksheet.

Ashley Edwards, Staff Writer

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Being the child of a teacher it looks like you either might be the most favored or most disliked beyond peers or, just have to work a lot harder than them. Teacher’s kids carry a lot of pressure on them and always have seeing eyes, but it helps them succeed.

“Yeah, if my grade in English drops below an 80-or any grade drops below an 80 they just start taking things,” said Cameron Vincent, sophomore,  when asked if his parent, Lori Vincent, journalism and AP Lang teacher, holds him up to a high expectation because of her job.

Most other teacher’s children agree with having to have high grades because of their parent’s thoughts and wish they weren’t really teacher’s kids at all. Often, students feel the need to do better because they’re a teacher’s child

“There’s not as much stress on me to actually do good.” said Todd Wright, junior. “I can actually get into a little bit of trouble.”

C. Vincent says he would definitely take that chance to not be a teacher’s kid because he wouldn’t have to stay so long after school on the days that he doesn’t have band, of course.

On the other hand, students like Jessica Nelson and Abigail Acosta, both juniors, say that they love being teacher’s children and it comes with a lot of advantages.

When asked what her favorite thing about being a teacher’s kid was, J. Nelson and Acosta both acknowledged that it was that when they got sick, they could simply sit in their parent’s room for the day and chill.

Jessica Nelson says one disadvantage is that her dad knows about everything that she’s doing and everyone she associates with.

“I was her student last year I was usually at the disadvantage because she grades me harder than everybody else,” said Acosta

Wright also has his positive side, saying that he likes his mother, Lee Wright, social studies teacher at Ola Middle School, being a teacher because she can influence what teachers he will get, when asked what was one thing he liked about being a teacher’s kid.

“One thing I like is just having someone there all the time, so if I forget something like money, they can cover me,” said C. Vincent

It seems as if being a teacher’s kid has it’s ups and downs at times but it’s worth it in the end. With constant mentoring and pressure, it seems as if being a teacher’s kid truly is an advantage over all. Acosta spoke that she really wouldn’t want to trade being a teacher’s kid for anything.

“I really love being a teacher’s kid,” she said, ” and sometimes like when she’s not here I get really sad and depressed, It’s kinda dumb but, I do.”




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