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Mrs. Yvette Uter
Hi family, friends, students and staff of Mary M. Bethune School. I am Yvette Uter, a born, bred and lifetime fan of the City of Cleveland. I have a long history as a Cleveland resident, and I am a product of the Cleveland Public Schools. I attended Tremont, Fundamental Education Center, Fullerton and South High Schools. I have been married over 20 years. I am a mother of four and grandmother of two. I am a graduate of Cleveland State University, where I studied Elementary Education and minored in History.
After graduation, I joined the City of Euclid at the Child Development Center’s Kindergarten. However, I longed to work in my true calling, Elementary Education. In January, 1994, I joined the Cleveland Public Schools as a fourth grade teacher at the old Miles Park Elementary. I was hired by my 7th grade teacher’s best friend. The best performance evaluation I ever received was from a former teacher of mine. I never knew how important it was to make positive lasting impressions until then.
I have taught grades 3, 4, 6, 7, 8 and yes, even 1st. I have taught at Miles Park Elementary, Alexander Hamilton Junior High, Case, Harry E. Davis, George Washington Carver and Mary Bethune. That seems like a lot, yet I am grateful for the experiences. I have learned so much from colleagues and from my students. A lesson I learned from a fellow teacher is to be “fair yet firm” in my discipline. My students have taught me to teach with a “passion.” Overall, my career as an educator for The Cleveland Municipal Schools has prepared me to continue my journey as a lifelong learner.