Contessa S. Banks
Pleasant Run Elementary
2nd Grade Teacher
Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies (ESL& Generalist) from the University of North Texas
4 years in Arlington ISD
I have served in Arlington ISD since 2013. I was a substitute teacher for Arlington Independent School District for two years. I had been a short and long-term substitute in grades ranging from Pre-K through 6th grade. Furthermore, I assisted with the Art Department at Webb Elementary and provided Intervention support for 3rd through 6th grade.
Ever since I was a little girl, I knew I wanted to become a teacher. I always loved to help others and was fascinated with the career of teaching because of the important role they play in a child's education. I believe that every child is destined for greatness, they just need someone to show them their capability. As a educator, I want to instill in my students the desire to become the best that they can be.
I love kids and I love teaching. Those two things motivate me to be the best educator I can be.
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world."
- Nelson Mandela