By Roadtrip Nation

Giesla Tucker


My road in life has taken me all over.
I had a fifth-grade teacher who really supported and encouraged me—it’s because of her that I feel as if I’m paying it forward as a teacher now.
After graduating with my bachelor’s degree, I started a family and was a stay-at-home mom.
One of the other moms at my children's school encouraged me to look into an open teaching position at the school.
I started off teaching Spanish for elementary school students, then moved into teaching music, and eventually became the middle school Spanish teacher.
I thought that this was the time in my life to just focus on my children, but I was also driven to progress in my career once I started exploring the leadership side of academia.
My school was looking to fill a leadership role, which felt like a logical next step for me, so I decided to start Western Governors University's Master of Science in Educational Leadership program.
Once I complete my master’s program, I’ll be able to step into the head of school position at the school that I currently teach at!


Athletic Director, Administrator & Spanish Teacher

I teach middle school Spanish and coach any sport the school doesn’t have a designated coach for.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Teaching / Mentoring

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for professionals

If you're wanting to further your education in order to progress in your career, don't be afraid to just step out there. It can be done. The support I've received from WGU has been more than I ever expected. If you commit yourself and the support is there for you, you can't fail.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:


The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"You could fail while pursuing your education again."

Challenges I Overcame

Work-Life Balance