This is MY favorite story:
My dad was a high school teacher and I grew up listening to people talk to him about how much he meant to them when they were students and how he positively contributed to their young lives. Actually, I heard it from so many people, that it really left an impression on me.
When I graduated from high school, I did not know what I wanted to do with my life, but I knew I wanted to work with people. I actually thought I would be a social worker. A teacher friend of mine told me that her school really needed substitutes and I should apply (she said she would give me a good recommendation!). The moment I stepped onto that campus to sub, everything "clicked" and I have never looked back. I found my calling and knew what I wanted to do with my life. That was in 1993.
I went to Angelo State University, and when I graduated, I taught 6th grade for a couple of years, then moved to 8th grade. I loved both age groups and every minute of it! I then moved into administration at the high school level and learned so much more about education and the role of the administrator.
I am fair and honest, and definitely a "people person." I try to help people in any way I can. I believe in having high expectations and sticking to them. I think people (including myself) feel better when there is safety, order, and structure at school and elsewhere.
Please let me know if you have any questions- firstname.lastname@example.org or 325-732-4314.