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Meet Kasi Royster of Soar Charter Academy in San Bernardino County

Today we’d like to introduce you to Kasi Royster.

Kasi, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I have always been intrigued with education. As a student, I was the “teacher’s pet” and the classroom nerd. Exploring knowledge, expanding my knowledge, and educating others have always been a passion of mine. I knew that right out of college I wanted to go to college and study education; I was unsure of the exact degree. When I was attending Azusa Pacific University, I decided to major in English and Math so that I can eventually become a teacher in either subject. Right after undergrad, I went onto pursue my Master’s Degree in Education. I also received an English Teaching Credential. Through my graduate school program, I was placed at a private high school in the Los Angeles Archdiocese. As an English and Math instructor, I was able to educate students in ways that really challenged their minds. After my three years in the high school sector, I moved out to the Inland Empire and am now teaching Middle School English.

Has it been a smooth road?
I have had a fairly smooth road because I mapped everything out. I am proud to be where I am at 26 years old. I have earned two degrees and am currently in school, at Concordia University, working on my Doctorate in Education. I have set goals for myself since I was a child and I have done everything possible to make my dreams my reality.

We’d love to hear more about your business.
I love teaching. For the teachers out there, they understand that teaching is not a career you just get. It is a calling that you have to accept into your life every single day. We are difference makers who are constantly seeking ways to enhance the educational minds of our students. We are shaping future engineers, doctors, teachers, and service workers. We are literally shaping humans.

Is our city a good place to do what you do?
In my four years of teaching, I have only taught in only low-income school districts. There is a different need that these students need. I have students who need to know that there is at least one person who cares about them in their life. Every city needs a teacher, but the schools in low-income districts need more than teachers. These students often do need role models who will really give them the love and compassion they need.

Contact Info:

  • Email: kasimroyster@gmail.com
  • Instagram: kasimveronica
  • Facebook: Kasi Marie Veronica

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