So, this is my attempt to log my experiences as a first year teacher. I am also working on my Master’s degree in an accelerated program, which will be challenging and rewarding.
First, let me tell you a little bit about myself. I am thirty-years old with a husband and three sons (so really I have 4 kids, j/k). Education wasn’t my first career choice. When I was 19, I joined the wonderful world of customer service. I eventually worked my way up in the company to corporate trainer. When I turned 25, I was laid off from my position within the company. I decided it was time for a career change. What to do???
Well, I always loved the cute little things that teachers always had (paper clips, staplers, stickers, etc.) and thought that would be fun. haha! Anyways, I had some bitter and sweet moments in school, unfortunately, more bitter than sweet (I will go into that in another post). I decided that becoming a teacher would really make me happy and not just because of the cute gadgets teachers got to use. I had two kids by this time, and I felt that education would be a wonderful way for me to help children and be a better member of society, which was a desire that my kids brought out in me.
SO… four and a half years later… I now have my BS in Secondary Education and am enrolled in the CADRE program with the University of Nebraska at Omaha. This is where my story in the education world begins…