K Mchart

K Mchart

Student Support


Cuney, TX USA

Identify resources and utilize them. Surround yourself with resources that will help you be successful.


My road in life took a while to figure out.
Completed college with a degree in Floriculture.
Got married and moved to small town. Put plans on hold. Took a part time job as a youth director. Discovered that I loved working with kids.
Eventually opened a flower shop with 2 other people in the small town where I lived.
Became pregnant and decided that a flower shop with 3 owners would not provide for a family. Went back to school to get a teaching certification in science to work with kids.
Taught science to middle school students for 11 years. Moved to high school for 5 years then back to middle school.
Used my love for floriculture / horticulture in science class but decided that I liked to help youth. Decided to return to college to obtain a masters degree in counseling.
Currently attending Lamar College and teaching science at the middle school level.


Student Support

I work with students at the middle school level.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Helping People

Day to Day

A lot of organization. Plan out what needs to be done first but don't be discouraged if you do not get it completed. Every day there are multiple interruptions. Attending meetings and setting up meetings. A lot of time is spent in front of the computer.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Join a mentor program and discover for yourself what it is like to work with youth. Another option is volunteering with youth organizations, such as vacation bible school or working at the YMCA. Babysitting can be an eye-opener too. If you already know that this is for you, start talking to counselors and ask them about the options you have. Build your resources.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:


The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"What can you do with that degree? Why don't you be a secretary?"

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student