When I started toattend college, I did not know what major to pursue. In one of my classes, a diligentteacher noticed that I am good at helping other students and explaining thingsin a clear and patient way. She encouraged me to become a teacher.
Thus, I majoredin education. During my first summer vacation from college, I went to Guatemalaand worked as teacher’s assistant at a school. I realized that the studentthere were not receiving the kind of education they deserve. I made a vow toremedy that by opening up my own school in this area one day.
Sylwester arguesthat teachers “are responsible for the quality of student school experiences. Itis our job to make sure that schools experiences enhance the development of astudent’s brain” (as cited in Sullo, 2013, p. 107). A teacher and my experience as a volunteer inGuatemala made an impact in my life.
Therefore, I discovered mypurpose in life and that was to become a teacher. My hope is to make positive impacts on student’slives. Asa practitioner, I believe I must establish and maintain a safe, positive,caring, nurturing atmosphere, in which all student can be successful,regardless of ability, cultural or family background. I currently teach highschool students at Morse High School. This center of education opened its doorsto the public in 1962.
Morse High School currently serves 1819 students from9th to 12th grade. In summary, I teach because a teacher noticed that I wouldmake a good teacher. It turned out that she was right. Teaching gives me greatjoy.
I love watching mystudents open, grow and become more mature, more able, more competent, and moreknowledgeable in the world. I teach in the hope of making the world a betterplace for future generations. I also, have thedesire to help less fortunate people. The fact that I have two wonderfulchildren has increased my love of the profession.
Iam convinced of the value of education and the interest in young people will helpany teacher become a good, successful, motivated, satisfied and an inspirededucator