Kayla Chute

What do you teach?
At RRLS, I teach several subjects, but my main focuses are reading, writing, and executive functioning skills. I primarily teach students in the Junior and Intermediate/Senior grade levels.

Why did you become a teacher?
I have always wanted to be a teacher since I was a child. I have always looked up to my teachers because they inspired me to put my best efforts forth and made me feel empowered through my learning. I hope that as a teacher, I can make students feel empowered when they learn, too.

How would your students describe you?
I think that my students would describe me as calm and patient. I maintain my composure even in difficult situations, which helps my students feel more comfortable asking questions, expressing their true feelings, and taking risks in their learning.

What’s your favorite challenge to help students overcome?
I think that my favorite challenge to help students overcome is with written expression. Many students do not like writing because they feel that they are not good at it. I like it when I can provide support and show students that writing can be enjoyable once it is understood better. I love seeing students grow a more positive attitude about writing!

What’s your favorite thing about working at RRLS?
My favorite part about working at RRLS is that I am always learning from my colleagues and my students. I learn something new every day; I am super grateful to be surrounded by such wonderful people!

What’s your favorite way to spend an afternoon?
My favorite way to spend an afternoon is at a cute café drinking an iced coffee and getting a lot of work done!