Sunday, August 30, 2009

A New Beginning

For as long as I can remember I have wanted to teach. When I graduated high school in 1985 I took a year off to work to save for school. That one year turned into two. Two turned into three and so on. At 21 I landed an entry level job in corporate America and just kept working my way on through. My company had a gracious tuition assistance plan which I took full advantage of. It took me almost 10 years to finish my bachelor's in English. As soon as I was done with that I continued on graduate school completing my MBA.

Now 21 plus years into my career in telecommunications, I am ready to pursue my dream of becoming a teacher. Last spring I began a master's program for English education (7-12). No tuition assistance for this degree. I have ventured into the wondrous existence of student loans. After reading several blogs about teaching I thought it would be cool to document my experience and hopefully continue to learn from others. I am still working full time in my current job (thankfully) but I have become a master of juggling work and school so I don't anticipate any problems until I need to student teach. I have a way to go before that. The new semester starts this week. I will be taking two classes: "Managing Inclusive Environments" and "The Adolescent Experience." These classes will require me to observe experienced teachers in their own classrooms which I am really looking forward to.