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Decades Worth of Dedication

There have been many types of teachers that have passed through Zachary High over the years: alumni, first years, and legacies. However, there is one that is especially unique as she’s been here longer than anyone: Mrs. Rosetta Bynum.
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Rosetta Bynum is a Business teacher with 29 years of teaching experience. She started teaching middle school for the first two years of her career, and then moved to Zachary High, where she has continued to teach ever since. Interestingly, teaching wasn’t her first career choice.

“… I started in nursing. My goal was to teach nursing, and then I decided I didn’t want to do that anymore,” Bynum said.

Bynum grew up surrounded by teachers, including her sister, family, and friends. As a child, she would often pretend to be a teacher while playing with her friends. Teaching has always been her passion, especially at the high school level, as she enjoys providing students with a realistic perspective beyond the world of social media.  

They believe too much is on social media and over the years I’ve seen the impact – positive and negative. And so, they just motivate me to keep coming back.

— Rosetta Bynum

 

Bynum loves to interact with her students, by getting off topic, while teaching a lesson, sometimes. Also, Bynum assists her students with projects outside of school, even if they aren’t related to her class. Her most memorable moment was when she helped one of her FBLA club members with a pageant. 

“[One of my student’s mother’s] asked, ‘Where did she get all this? How did she get [all this]?’ [My student] was so thorough with everything. And she said, ‘I learned [it] from you,’” Bynum said.

In her many years of teaching, Bynum has gained a wealth of knowledge to share with her students and new teachers alike, drawing on both the ups and downs of her experiences.

I always tell my students: learn all you can and never be afraid to try new things because [one should always] be open to learning every day. And for new teachers, you have to manage your class and your students or they’re going to manage you.

— Rosetta Bynum

 

 

 

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