Staff Blog

Rhonda Watson | Teacher

How did you learn of the job opportunity at Porter-Leath?

I learned about the job opportunity at Porter-Leath through the internet.  I was willing to relocate at the time, and I was searching the Memphis area for jobs in the area that I was working, and I came across Porter-Leath. 

What drew you to Porter-Leath?

I had a couple of friends that worked for Porter-Leath at the current time, and I did a little research and I saw that Porter-Leath values the same things that I value.  I had to go back to school and get my degree in Early Childhood Education, and so I’m here teaching.  

What drives you to teach? 

What drives me to teach is the children.  Teaching is a passion, and I love to see the growth in the children. I love it,  I love touching the families and the community.

What is the best part about being a teacher at Porter-Leath? 

I love the atmosphere, I love the teachers, I love the children. I love my coworkers, I love the agency as a whole, because what I represent, Porter-Leath represents too, and that’s determination, motivation, togetherness.  One goal, one team.  

What does it take to be a teacher at Porter-Leath? 

Values, integrity.  You have to be considerate towards the children, the babies, the families.  They have to feel welcome. They have to feel warm.  You have to observe children.  You have to watch them and keep your eyes on the children at all times.  

Why should someone work as a teacher at Porter-Leath? 

Well the agency does offer opportunities for advancement.  Volunteering - I love participating in the Crawfish Festival.  

How have you been successful at Porter-Leath? 

I was nominated for Make A Difference.  I know my job and I know how to step in.  

What is your personal mission? 

To learn all I can learn about history, and about children and families, and how to serve them best.