I went to college to become a biochemist. I wanted to study genetics and change the world, but the world had different plans for me.
I should have figured that I was destined to become a teacher. My middle name was my Grandma’s before mine. She was named after my Great Grandpa York’s favorite teachers. Also both of my parents are inspiring teachers. I volunteered at my parents’ schools from a young age.
I really can’t explain the long drawn out story about how I majored Elementary Education, but I did. My student teaching was amazing. Those 24 wonderful fifth graders are the reason I didn’t pursue a graduate degree.
To me teaching is a selfish thing. I am inspired by the hope I see in my students eyes. I am filled with joy when a student explains a concept to another student. I enjoy seeing students learn. I also enjoy being a model of how to handle difficult situations. I love learning new things. I love watching students grow up over the year. Every time I hear someone lamenting over the future, I smile because I work with the future and they are amazing. Every day I get to do something I love and it just happens to be teaching. Thank you those crazy turns that happened in my life.