My name is Kyle Purmort and I am a senior at the University of Central Florida majoring in Elementary Education. My mother and grandmothers were teachers so I have dreamed of being an educator for as long as I can remember. In the 5th grade I volunteered at a special needs school right next door to my elementary school and that’s where I truly discovered my passion for teaching.
When I learned about PedsAcademy I jumped at the idea and immediately applied – so that is where my journey began! PedsAcademy at Nemours has been absolutely life changing. The students, families and faculty have been nothing short of incredible. I have been so privileged to teach this group of students, however most days I feel as if I’m learning more from them than they are from me. Their strength and determination is astounding and I am so grateful for this experience. PedsAcademy has brought out the best “teacher” in me that I can be and I will always carry this experience with me. Go UCF & Go PedsAcademy!