Why did you become an educator?
I became an educator because I struggled in school as well as at home. I felt like I was never good enough at anything. My high school psychology teacher saw something in me that I didn’t see in myself. He fostered a love for learning and sharing while showing me how I was a natural teacher. My confidence grew and he was right! I love being able to now do the same, push students to their full potential.
What do you love about your school?
I love my students. Not only do I teach, them but we learn and grow together. I am currently at a 6-12 and my first class of students are going to be sophomores next year and I love to see how they mature and grow into themselves. I also have the freedom and ability to tackle social justice issues and bring hard topics to light with my students. I am able to create a safe space for questioning and discussion.
Why is it important that lower income children can attend schools of choice?
It is important that all students have access to quality education and opportunities. Students shouldn’t be limited to education solely based on zip code and proximity.