Candy Hill is a Kindergarten Teacher at Davenport Elementary. She attended kindergarten through 12th at Davenport Public Schools. After high school Candy attended the University of Central Oklahoma where she received her Bachelor of Science in early childhood education. Candy has been teaching for 30 years, 28 of those in Davenport.
Q Did you have any teachers who influenced your decision to become an educator?
A I have many great teachers including Mrs. Pat Acord, and Mrs. Carolyn Durbin in my younger years. Mr. Wallace and Mrs. McCracken in my High School years.
Q What would you say most motivates you to teach?
A My motivation is when the kids come into my room smiling and happy to be there!
Q What are you most excited or passionate about?
A I want the kids to have a fun, loving environment to learn in. I want them to know they are important and loved.
Q What do you find most challenging about being a teacher?
A The most challenging thing for me is I don’t have enough hands to tie four pairs of shoes, hold five kid’s hands on the way to lunch, help zip, snap, button, etc. The things I could get done if I had more hands! LOL
Q What's the best thing to happen since you started teaching?
A Since I started teaching, I have met some wonderful people and made some great friends.
Q What might students and parents be surprised to know about you?
A I think people know me so it wouldn’t really surprise too many that I HATE being in front of people, so Kindergarten graduation is really hard for me!
Q What profession other than your own would you most like to attempt?
A I would probably be a child counselor.
Q What are three things every teacher should have?
A The three things every teacher should have are comfortable shoes, flexibility, and patience.
Q Tell me a little bit about your family, and how you enjoy spending your free time:
A I am married to Wyatt Hill. We have only been married for six years. We enjoy riding our ATV and camping. I have a daughter, Casey Guy, a son, Justin Guy, and three grandkids, Brody Phillips, Drew Guy, and Jordan Guy. I love spending time with my family and watching my grandkids in their activities!