The Pleasure Of Interviewing My Mentor

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For this assignment I had the pleasure of interviewing my mentor. A gentleman that I truly admire for his endless efforts and never say enough attitude, I find him to be nothing less than the working backbone to an education system. A man that has given his life to his career in order to ensure an amazing future for all students to come. My mentor Mr. Hardy Keith Edwards. Hardy is an educator for the Compton Unified School District, he is a specialist in English language arts and a long term Substitute teacher. Along with those two demanding roles Mr. Edwards also wears the hat of Lyft Driver, Creative Consultant for the American Aesthetics Academy, and Author/Writer of an amazing soulful book of poetry titled Pepper Grease, and his greatest most heart filled role of caretaker for his grandmother.
When I went to ask Hardy about his career choice and why he decided to pick education as a main focus he simply smiled and told me that he wanted to more effectively address the deficits that he has seen and those which we know statistically exist on the areas academic prophecy and overall career employability. I found this answer to be sort of heartwarming. As a male coming out of South Central where majority of professionals has given up on our youth, here was a man willing to dedicate his life to turning these statistics around and fight for our future. It is a battle that has been the center of the problem for years for our community youth that feel there is no higher goals to be set. Truly and answer of value and one that I truly appreciated.
Asking for some feedback and what is needed to succeed in this career Mr. Edwards told me that in order to be an effective and highly competent educator a professional of this caliber is c...

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...s I feel we did not full get into a personal level as we did with this interview. I can see that he is a person that fully dedicated himself into his work for a higher success, which is something I truly value about our partnership, I feel we both have a drive that is very unmatched by the average bystanders. I recently had the pleasure to spend the day in Mr. Edwards’s class, and as amazing as the experience was I do not feel I am fit for this kind of career choice. Though we both have similar goals of progressing our youth and communities I wish to do it through health care while he educates and expands the depth of grey matter that is the glory of our brains by the masses. Furthermore; as I plan to continue learning under Hardy I am taking away most, his formula for success, an aphorism that is comprised of joy and peace abundantly shared in a more enriched life.

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