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    Cashing Relocates to Prince George

    By: Danielle Marshall

    Though math can be a tough subject, it comes naturally for new PGHS teacher Megan Cashing. Cashing teaches special education geormetry with Ms. Rudolph in D-12. Even though she shares a room with Ms. Rudolph she feels very comfortable in her place as a teacher,  and has even from a young age.

    “I would play school as a kid,” said Cashing. “I would make up worksheets for my brother to do.”

    What orginially got Cashing started in teaching was also a source of teaching at a very young age.

    Megan Cashing relocated from New York to teach special education geometry this year.
    Megan Cashing relocated from New York to teach special education geometry this year.

    “My 6th grade teacher is my source of information,” Said Cashing. “She helped to explain things so you could get the concept, just [to] help to better understand.”

    This source of inspiration also revealed her love of math. From there she continued on to accomplish her dream of being a teacher at SUNY or State Universities of New York, which is a system of universities, colleges, and community colleges in New York. Once she graduated, she was ready to teach.

    “I taught in New York for three years,” said Cashing. “Then we moved here to Prince George in April.”

    Originally Cashing is from Buffalo, New York and moved here with her husband, who is the minister of Gregory Memorial Presbyterian Church. Though Cashing and her husband enjoy the area, she has had to make some adjustments moving from New York. Jokingly, Cashing found the language a bit different.

    “The terminology is different in New York,” said Cashing. “The schools don’t have SOLs, we have regents.”

    Regents are a lot like SOLs or a test to measure the level of context learned during the year.

    “There was also a lot of paper work and I had to get a Virginia teaching license,” said Cashing.

    Even above the math concepts taught in her class room, Cashing wants her students to learn something simple yet pivotal in life.

    “I want them to want to learn,” said Cashing. “ [and] develop a thirst for knowledge.”





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