Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
Bullying in HS and learning how to embrace them. High School mentor who continues to be a life mentor.
Junior College - learning to write at the collegiate level - many tears.
4 year college - learning how to live on my own and balance life.
Credential program - interning while going to school, working, paying bills, healthcare.
First teaching jobs - learning what my teaching style truly is.
Finding a partner who embraced how much of my time and energy goes into teaching.
After school nanny from HS to the end of College and working at after school care.

Career

Elementary School Teacher

Educate, care, inspire, and encourage children to meet content standards and personal goals.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Education
Acting & Theatre
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

7:45 am prep for school 8:45 yard duty / correct work / continue prep 9 am start of school 9:10-10 writing 10-10:30 reading 11-11:45 recess-prep / yard duty 11:45-12:25 lunch-prep / correct / lunch meetings / emails... 1:10-1:40 SSR 1:40-2:10 science 2:10-2:55 s-studies 2:55-3 homework 3:05 Dismissal 3:05 meetings / after-school yard duty / correct papers / prep for next day / clean room / make bulletin boards Home - correct papers / record grades I also lead student council and the talent show and other committees

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Volunteer at a local school; get a job as a nanny or at an after school care.

Recommended Education

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

undergrad
Bachelor
Liberal studies with an emphasis on early childhood education

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"The most discouraging aspect of teaching is criticism from administrators that never taught in a classroom the curriculum they're evaluating. Parents who believe they know more about their child in your classroom and criticize you based on incomplete info"

Interviewed By

Anonymous Student