Humans of NTN: Keith Bardsley, District College and Career Advisor, Cross County High School
“Classroom walls aren’t mystical barricades to the realities outside of those walls. I think educators are tasked with this colossal charge to provide authentic experiences for our students.
I was driven to teach because I really do believe that we can prepare students with the skills and education they need to thrive in unknown careers that await them down the line. We can give students the chance to ascend to opportunity. We can strive to make our schools and community places where if you work really hard, you’re going to prosper.
If we can do those things, then we are all going to succeed. I think that has been my driving passion and force, and I have been met with equally, if not more, passionate, hardworking parents, colleagues, and community members that are just as driven to create those opportunities for our children.”