Maryville College Education program has transformed me from an okay student
into a strong, confident, enthusiastic, and extremely well-rounded future
teacher. I know that a career in
education is like a calling for me, and that I am meant to be working in the
field of education.
I believe very strongly that I am
not an average teacher. I believe that I
have very unique qualities that set me apart from my peers. If we are talking about experience that is
not something I have a lot of. I am a
beginner, a rookie. I know for sure that
something I do have is dedication, relationship skills, and a love for
learning. I know that when I get a
teaching job I will be involved with after school activities. I will be the teacher that shows up at
everything. It is important for me to be
involved with my colleagues, parents, and students in order to form those
relationships. I feel very strongly that
without relationships you have nothing.
I also have a constant love for learning. I am constantly reading new materials or
wanting to attend conferences to enhance my skills and grow professionally. I am willing to always volunteer to go to
conferences or be the teacher that is not afraid to try new things.
I also know that eventually I want
to be in a leadership position. I do not
know now what type of leader I want to be in a school or community, but I know
that I have the drive to be a leader. Four years ago, I would have never said that I
wanted to be a leader. When I entered
Maryville College I had the qualities of being nice, caring, and a love of
children that peeked my interest in education. After all of my coursework and
experiences at the college I have learned and developed many other skills that
will make me a great candidate for a job in a K-6 classroom. I am a teacher with goals that will never
stop trying, growing, or learning in order to make me the best that I can be,
but also to make me the greatest teacher I can be for my students.