“I volunteered in middle school in a special education room and knew after that, that I wanted to work with children with disabilities,” said Sarah when I asked her how she knew she wanted to go into this field. Even though Sarah had known she wanted to do something with children with disabilities since middle school, she has not always been set on being a special education teacher. When she first began her college years at Central Michigan University she was planning on going into speech therapy, but she then she had a change of mind. “ I realized I had no interest in that kind of field. The classes I was taking were boring me,” Sarah explained when I asked her what made her decide speech therapy was not for her. “I was listening to all of the bad things that people had to say about teaching and let it get to my decision on a major. That was when I realized I needed to do what would make me happy.” That’s when Sarah switched her major and then went on to be an early childhood special education teacher.
Right after graduating from Central, this future teacher began applying at many different schools. It took a few months and many different interviews, but she ...
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... this jobs as well. It takes these kids longer to perform certain tasks than it would for a mainstream student. If you don’t have the patience or the understanding it could effect the development of the child. To be a special education teacher you must also have something that motivates you to do what you do everyday.
When asked what motivates her everyday she said, “The kids and parents motivate me. I want nothing more then for them to come out of this program with success.” The past two years that Sarah Pomaville has been a special education teacher have been both a lot of fun and hectic. You could ask anyone on the street and they would say that being a special education teacher is not an easy job and that you have to be a special person to handle it. Sarah Pomaville is definitely one of those special people and can make a gigantic difference in a child’s life.
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