If you asked Vivian McCrocklin-Pethick about her job, she would tell you that it is her privilege to teach. Vivian has been an educator for the past 21 years, and she currently teaches eighth grade English Language Arts, reading, and English language learners at Navarre Middle School in South Bend. She is committed to forming relationships with students as evidenced by opening her classroom doors to tutor students in all subject areas before and after school. Expanding their horizons, Vivian engages students in service learning, learning about our country through traveling to Washington, D.C., and competing in the Fluid Power Challenge, a STEAM based club that involves working out mechanical models and portfolios for competition. Vivian is both a mentor and a leader in her school, and she continues to grow professionally as she recently obtained certification for teaching English language learners.