To be an effective teacher means to be a continuous learner. That is the approach Dr. Rose Pringle imparts on her colleagues, fellow teachers whom she prepares to become proficient science educators. Pringle, who first taught high school in Jamaica, developed an admiration for teaching since her days in grade school. Growing up in rural Jamaica, her mother made sure that she, along with her and her five siblings, received the kind of quality education that would lift them out of poverty. “It was more of a natural progression that I wanted to become a teacher to really teach, and I saw it as a noble profession,” she said. “I saw you became somebody when you became a teacher, so that was my way out.” Although her allure for teaching hasn’t changed, Pringle has noticed the profession itself has lost the respect and grandeur it once had both in Jamaica and the U.S. “There was this nobility around the teaching profession that I embraced, but I have seen its erosion over time,” Pringle said.