So you’ve stumbled upon my humble little blog and you’re wondering why it’s even worth your time to continue reading. Maybe it is and maybe it isn’t. But either way, I want to take a moment to introduce myself and share with you why I am passionate about education.
I never thought I would be a teacher. When I began college, I was dead set on going to the med school route. I would be a doctor. Or so I thought. Deep down, I was never truly convinced of this career choice, but instead thought that it was what was expected of me. You see, I am a people pleaser to a fault. So, up until my last year of college, I continued on with my plan. Then it happened. When it came time to register for the M-CAT, I didn’t. At the time, I didn’t know exactly why, but I KNEW that my purpose was for something else. Literally less than a week after my great epiphany, I came across a post-baccalaureate program that would allow me to become certified to teach while also earning a Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction. I applied. I got in. And I fell in love with teaching.
My first time teaching in front of a classroom was the first day of school with my first group of students. I never student taught. And I was nervous, terrified, and ecstatic. I fell into my new career so naturally. It was in that first year, that I knew without a doubt that the Creator had designed me to be an educator. I learned so much that first year. About myself. About my students. And about my career in education.
Fast forward to 7 years later, and I am gearing up for another school year. A new group of students. A new chance to be a difference in a child’s life. A new opportunity to ignite a passion of science in my students.
Over the years, I have evolved as a teacher. I have integrated new teaching methods. I have attended professional development. I have taken on different roles within my school. However, the one thing that always remains, is my PASSION to teach.
My passion lies within the classroom. It lies in seeing the light in my student’s eyes when the hard concept they’ve been struggling with FINALLY clicks. It lies in coming up with silly songs to about tough concepts. It lies with laughing with my students. It lies with taking time to build relationships of trust and respect with my students. It lies with knowing that at the end of the day, I have poured out all I can give and yet tomorrow I will wake up and do it again. Because that’s what I do. I AM A TEACHER.
And the classroom is where I BELONG.