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Hasan McWhorter

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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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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.

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:

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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