As a student for so long, I believed teaching was the last thing I wanted to do. However, in the last year I have seen teaching in a new light. Throughout my high school career, I have had wonderful teachers to aspire me to excel within my studies, and have made an impact on my life goals. It wasn’t till my job shadowing experience that I truly made up my mind teaching was for me. One of my teachers encouraged me to job shadow an elementary class and see if I would find my calling in teaching.
I could be the same odd, quirky self in my chosen field and might actually give others the grand experience I had in that AP English classroom. To let kids with a wide imagination, like my own, see that their way of thinking was actually a gift and could be used. Until my senior year of high school, I chose an English Teacher’s life because it was a job; so I could minimally survive. Now, it was something I could see myself doing. Of course, before I can go back to high school, I am required to spend years of my life and thousands of dollars to receive a “higher education.” While I thoroughly believe college has become mediocre, the process is necessary and a bit lengthened for future educators.
I want to teach because I love math, I love to be able to help other people, and I love young people. I realize that if I decide to teach college level math someday, I will need to go to graduate school, but I will cross that bridge when I come to it if I ever do. At the moment, it is just my desire to teach high school. When I am teaching in a high school someday, what philosophies will be evident in my classroom? What methods will I use to reach my students?
I want to do as well in high school as I did in middle school. I also want to attend a school which will challenge my abilities and will make me a better student overall. My social goals are to make new friends that I will keep with me for the rest of my life. Like my current school, Greens Farms Academy is a family that I hope to be a part of. When I am older, I hope to be a mentor to
But before I get there, I need to go through college, just like any other teacher who... ... middle of paper ... ... have to put into it, but I’m resolute. I will overcome the hurdle and become the best teacher I can be. After my high school career is officially over in June of 2011, I will go off to the Evergreen State College, get my degree and then work on getting the professional teaching certificate. I will take the teaching program provided at Evergreen along with other courses that will benefit my teaching career. This includes the second job I wish to pursue.
I am fully confident that this program will equip me with the optimal tools for solving problems. My intense passion for learning has shifted my life in a new and positive direction. I feel that my personal experiences and challenges have served as a basis for growth and preparation for a life of helping others. This is why I have worked so hard to complete my undergraduate education despite my many responsibilities. I believe that this makes me a great candidate for this program.
Starting back when I was in high school I used to think to myself that it would be fun to become a teacher, at the high school level. What I really wanted to do was become a P.E. teacher and play sports all day. But after discussing the idea with my advisor in both high school and college I decided to go into a field that would give me the option of teaching or going into the specific industry of business, so that is what I decided to do. To prepare myself for the high school level I have substitute taught during the summer and Christmas breaks at Woodbridge High School in Northern Virginia, this experience seemed to get me more excited about my future career.
I hope that when I become a teacher that I will be capable of inspiring a young person, just the same as my high school calculus teacher did for me. Another important reason why I want to become a teacher is that a teacher is constantly learning new things... ... middle of paper ... ...e level I would like to teach is at the high school level. While pursuing my career as a teacher I plan on continuing my education by going on to graduate school. I am currently enrolled in college to learn how to become a teacher. A teacher must learn a variety of teaching methods and how to manage a classroom.
To get there I will of course study hard in my major and strive to do the best I can. I will take lessons on how to interview professionally. It might be a difficult path and take a while to get there but I know it will be totally worth it in the end and I feel like that is where God is leading to be. I really believe that I am meant to help people and that is what I plan to do. I just really want to make an impact on a child’s life and be someone that they can talk to and feel comfortable with, because a lot of children do not get to experience that kind of safe place.
Having a parent who was a special educator and dyslexic as well kept me afloat; however, I needed to use the resources available both inside and outside of the school to begin my journey to academic success. It took me until my junior year of high school to understand just how and what I needed to do to be all I could. I learned this the hard way on my own; it cost me admission in to the National Honor Society, being recommended to AP Biology and AP US History. I needed to begin to take charge of my life and set the goals necessary to get back on my feet. I needed to prove to myself that wanting to go on to a pre-med major in college was a possible dream.