Ever since I was little I wanted to be a teacher. I grew up playing school with my friends, reading books to my little siblings, and helping my cousins with math. Don't get me wrong – lots of kids say that they want to be a teacher when they grow up, but I decided to stick with it. I adored all of my teachers and looked up to them so much as a child.
I began to really explore the possibility of being a teacher in high school. My first job was working as a custodian at an elementary school, and I would stop and talk to the teachers to ask them questions about their jobs and their classrooms. I later worked in my high school's preschool creating lesson plans and completing observations while taking classes related to child development. I am currently a substitute teacher and I LOVE it. Kids are so fun to interact with and have such fun personalities.
I love teaching children concepts that they may be struggling with and seeing them light up when they understand. As a teacher I want to be able to make a difference in the lives of my students and prepare them for their future endeavors. When my students walk through the classroom door, I want them to feel safe and loved. I know how much of a difference elementary school teachers can make in the lives of their students, and I want to be a part of it.
I love learning and I love to help others learn. I want to boost my student's self confidence and empower them to be the best that they can be. The McKay School has taught me so much about how to be a better educator in so many ways. I love this major and I look forward to the day that I can be in my own classroom with my own students. Knowing that being a teacher will be hard but so rewarding, I am ready and excited for the challenge.
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