Video: 'Everything you dreamed it to be'

Start to finish in a new Tacoma teacher's first year

6/26/2018 | TACOMA, Washington

Crescent Heights third-grade teacher Shannen Riede just finished her first year as a teacher, marking the fulfillment of a dream she’d held since childhood. As a kid she asked for teaching supplies for Christmas and spent weekends making her younger sisters play “school” with her.

In a series of classroom interviews conducted throughout the year, Riede talks about the challenges and rewards of teaching and how to make it through your first year and come out excited to start again.