Bryce Sizemore says he became a Kindergarten teacher at Greenhill because of the school’s mission and the focus on a joyful learning experience.
Sizemore’s roots are in Florida, but he says he moved a lot because his parents were in the Army. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of West Florida in 2009 and a master’s degree in education from Southern Methodist University in 2014.
After earning his bachelor’s degree Sizemore decided to be a cheerleading coach. Sizemore grew up participating in gymnastics and cheerleading, so he says it was a natural progression for him once he knew he liked working with children.
Sizemore’s love of working with young people led him to pursue an advanced degree in education.
After earning his master’s in education from SMU, Sizemore started teaching in the Dallas area. He taught at Lamplighter and the Episcopal School of Dallas. His experience included kindergarten, first grade, second grade and substitute work.
Sizemore worked as a Greenhill substitute teacher for a year before landing his current position teaching Kindergarten, his favorite age group, he said.
Sizemore loves the opportunity to laugh with students about all the silly things that happen daily in Kindergarten.
“They are so excited to come to school each day and it makes teaching even more rewarding,” Sizemore said.
Sizemore says he still has his love for competitive cheerleading and teaches it on the side.
Outside of school, Sizemore says he enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors, Halloween, helping other teachers through his blog and other resources, and drinking coffee.
Sizemore’s favorite place to travel is the Greek island of Mykonos. He says he loves spending time outdoors at the beach and mountains. Sizemore is also a published author.
One reason Sizemore was hired for the Kindergarten team is his strong devotion to students, said Head of Preschool Rhema Stradford-Dai. She says he brings a positive attitude and a persevering attitude.
Additionally, Sizemore constantly looks for solutions and is very collaborative with other teachers on the team, she said.
“He has been a joy to have on the team,” Stradford-Dai said.