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Why I Teach: Roger May

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Roger May is featured in this week’s Why I Teach.

Current position

Physical education teacher at Elm City and Lee Woodard elementary schools

First teaching position

Health and physical education teacher at Goldsboro High School

Total number years teaching

31 years

Colleges attended

Associate’s degree from Mount Olive Junior College, bachelor’s degree in health and physical education from Methodist College and a Master’s of Education degree in sports administration from East Carolina University

Favorite quote

“Don’t regret doing something tomorrow that you could have done today.”

The most memorable moment in my career

There have been many great moments in 31 years, but what makes a lifetime of teaching worthwhile is when former students come back and thank me for making a difference in their lives.

What is your super power?


Why do you teach?

As a teacher and former coach, seeing the growth and success of my students is the most rewarding part of my profession.