- Mike Zimmerman has been a teacher for more than 20 years, five of them at Joyner Elementary School where he is currently a 4th grade teacher
- Zimmerman moved to North Carolina from Maryland 15 years ago; if he had to make that choice today, he would not to come teach in North Carolina
- If Zimmerman were to move back to Maryland today, he says he would get about an 80-percent raise
In this episode of EdTalk, host Alex Granados celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week with Mike Zimmerman, a 4th grade teacher at Joyner Elementary School in Wake County. They talk about why Zimmerman became a teacher, what he thinks of the state of education in North Carolina, and what he wishes people knew about being a teacher.