JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- This week, our Teacher of the Week is Patrick Carmody from Robert E. Lee High School in Jacksonville!
He's been teaching AP Calculus and Pre-Calculus for 7 years. Carmody is retired from the Navy and said he knew he wanted to be a math teacher the first time he met a sailor that didn't know how to do math.
So he became a teacher through the Troops to Teachers Program.
"It is so much fun to watch the light come on and they are so confused and then finally the light bulb comes on and they've got it. It is just so rewarding," Carmody said.
He said the key to teaching is patience and you have to love the students.
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