I will be participating in multiple volunteer activities throughout my Simpson career because I am a Wesley Service Scholar, which means I must complete eighty hours of volunteer work in two semesters to receive a scholarship provided by the college. I also helped out throughout high school and really enjoyed it, so I plan on continuing my service work. I am anxious to experience a variety of opportunities at Simpson College and in the Des Moines area. I recently volunteered at a program called the Breakfast Club through the Children’s and Family Urban Movement where I learned a lot about myself and the children involved. I plan on being more involved in service work during my college career than I was during my high school career.
Entering my adulthood, after graduation, I would like to pursue a teaching position in a public school teaching any grade from kindergarten up to third grade. My academic goal is to further my education and receive my master’s degree in elementary education as soon as possible. I plan to move out of this area after receiving my degree to the south. Teaching is a dream that I have had all my life, motivated by family and teachers that I had in the past. Choosing the path of becoming a teacher will allow me to experience one of life’s greatest joys – making a difference in children’s lives!
My Personal Philosophy of Education To teach a child something that is your responsibility to teach them, and they go on and become a successful adult is a great satisfaction for an instructor to see. I have many reasons that I want to become a teacher, focusing on the high school level. I have been told that I am crazy for wanting to become a teacher because there is no pay, the degree is difficult to complete, plus many other reasons. The only reason I stayed in the education program is that there are many more reasons to stay then to leave the 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.
In my last few semesters of undergraduate school I developed strong study habits and even finished my last semester earning Dean’s List. . My greatest professional experience that has demonstrated my ability to succeed in this program would be attributed to my roles as a Student Employment Coordinator. Within this role, I work to help students explore various career paths and what... ... middle of paper ... ... to accomplish my own personal career goals, the program that aligns more with my needs would is the Counseling Program with an emphasis in School Age. I choose School Counselor because I love to work with youth and I love to see people succeed; however, it’s not my goal to “fix” anyone.
My education and the knowledge that follows it will become the basis to my future as an adult. The decision to choose a career path and begin to build your future is a crucial moment in every young adults life. After twelve years of school and studying, it is assumed that the time allotted would be plenty for me to choose which career is right. Based on clusters of enjoyable classes and keen skills developed, as a student, I thought I would be able to imagine what major I would like to pursue, but to my surprise I'm more confused than ever when it comes to my future career. In my time spent in school, I enjoyed various types of classes unrelated to one another.
I am currently an active student that is involved in community service yearly. Two Clubs that I participate in include KEY Club and Madera Academic Youth Association Club. Both of these clubs in which I am involved are clubs that help out my school and the community where I live. We do soup kitchen at a hall called Griffin Hall on certain days of the month, which is a place where members feed the poor people. I believe we should go and help those in need.
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 want to be that kind of teacher where a child looks forward to coming to my classroom. I want students to think I am fun and not boring. During my sophomore year, I found out about the Teacher Academy program that was offered at my high school. I signed up and I got accepted into the Teacher Academy program at the beginning of my junior year. In order to get into this program I had to write a personal narrative of why I wanted to be a teacher and I had to get a teachers recommendation.
I will soon graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and minor in Human Services. After that, I plan to go back to school so I can get my specialist degree in Educational Psychology. Something I consider to be successful is being involved with a community of fellow believers and friends throughout my life. Marrying a man who pushes me to be a better Christ-follower, wife, and woman is something I desire. After I leave Missouri Baptist in December, I would like to have a job lined up that pertains
I know that it will be tough for me to get everything that I want, but I will do the best I can to make it all happen. I hope to be working in an elementary setting in my professional career. I want to teach in the Lampeter Strasburg school district, which is the district that I went to school in. I would prefer to work with second or third graders mainly because those are the years of elementary school that I remember the most. After working a couple of years in that setting, I would like to go back to school and attain my masters degree in Administration.