Hasan McWhorter

Hasan McWhorter

Teacher


The Met Sacramento High School

Sacramento, CA USA


It doesn’t matter what you are, as long as you know who you are.

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Milestones

My road in life has taken me all over.
Grew up in Compton, CA—my father was killed when I was eight years old and my mother was a drug addict.
Due to my upbringing, I wasn’t a very motivated student and barely graduated high school with a “D” average.
I started out working in construction just so I could make a bit of money, but eventually I realized that if I wanted to really make it in society, I needed to get an education.
I went to community college first, then I attended California State University, Sacramento (Sac State), where I earned my bachelor’s degree in ethnic studies.
After graduating, I worked as a substitute teacher and a realtor.
I went to law school for a year, but due to family issues, I decided to drop out and attend Sac State again, where I earned my master’s degree in multicultural education.
I have now been a teacher in the Sacramento City Unified School District for over 15 years.
I also serve as the second vice president of the Sacramento City Teachers Association (SCTA).
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Education

High School
Associate's Degree
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Los Angeles Trade Technical College
Bachelor
Ethnic Studies
California State University Sacramento
Graduate
Education, General
California State University Sacramento
Certification/License
Building Construction Technology
Certification/License
Motorcycle Mechanics Repair
Certification/License
Real Estate
Certification/License
Life Insurance

Career

Teacher

I'm a high school social science teacher.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Education
Non-Profit Organizations
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

Preparing lessons, reading and keeping up to date on the latest content on a subject and delivering the lesson. Assessing students and learning frequently.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Communication and relationship building. Listening and understanding. Watching and observing. Self-discovery, self-awareness, and self-determination are really important. Read a lot of books and take a lot of chances. I've learned that you have to just move forward and not be afraid of failure. Take time to enjoy small success and always reflect on those. Only focus on the things that you can control and not on what you can't.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Read, write, and start working with lots of young people. Volunteer in organizations where kids are and learn to deal with them. Build relationships. Go to college and take as many classes as you can in human development and behavior, psychology, sociology, and biology. Get your degree in your desired field for as cheaply as possible and find a good credential program for as cheap as possible. You might even want to look into a teacher internship program where you pay as you go.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

undergrad
Bachelor
Education, General

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"You are living in a fantasy world. You are young, but you will find out."

Challenges I Overcame

Gangs / Violence
School Stress
First-Generation College Student

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