Ep. 11 How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected teachers’ well-being?

In this episode, join Bonita Vista High’s (BVH) Podcast Manager Nadia Martinez, Features Editor Laurinne Eugenio and Arts and Culture Editor Jaime Jazo in their conversation about teachers’ mental health amidst the COVID-19 pandemic with Accelerated Biology and International Baccalaureate (IB) Environmental Systems and Societies (ESS) teacher Jennifer Ekstein and IB History Honors and Women’s Culture and the United States (US) History teacher Candice DeVore. Both Ekstein and DeVore talk about motherhood during quarantine, the challenges they have faced, coping mechanisms they have implemented in their daily lives and the importance of shedding light on the wellness of BVH teachers and staff. 

The goal is not perfection but progress. I would remind teachers why we do what we do. For many teachers, the students are the heart of what we do.

— IB History Honors and Women’s Culture and US History teacher Candice DeVore