DeSoto ISD 11th Grade English Language Arts and Reading
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I attended Kutztown University in Kutztown, PA. I studied Telecommunications.
I have two children. My son Daniel (age 11) and my daughter Jazmine (age 7).
I cannot claim just one teacher as my favorite. There were far too many who influenced me in a positive way.
I was an entry level/mid level manager for multiple companies for thirteen years.
I got into teaching for stability and to make a difference. Over the 13 years I was in management, I had far too many employees who could not effectively read or write.
The opportunities that exist for folks like me who care about students in this profession.
Organization, time management and getting used to working past "business hours."
A year; one has to experience it all in order to get better at teaching.
The biggest things my students have taught me are: Patience, their language and lives now compared to mine as a teen, and how to relate to them in more than one way when it comes to instruction.
I was sitting on a desk conducting a lesson, and the desk broke. My 3rd period students—a room full of sophomores—looked concerned at first, but when I got up laughing, they started to laugh. In fact, by 5th period, most of the school (students & staff) knew I sat on and broke a desk.
I chose Texas Teachers because the program didn't require a lot of money down, my initial interview made me feel very comfortable with the program, and... they didn't ask for a lot of money down!