My road in life has been direct.
I have always loved history...big nerd!
My world history teacher in 10th grade inspired me to become a history teacher.
Couldn't afford a 4 year college, so did 2 years at a JC.
Moved to Long Beach and transferred to CSULB.
Had no idea how much reading and writing would be required but I pushed through it.
Graduated with my Bachelors in History.
Went right back to school and entered the Social Studies Credential Program.
Now I am student teaching, so close to my dream.


High School
History, General
California State University-Long Beach


Student Teacher

I am currently student teaching, on the road to becoming a credentialed teacher.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Being Creative

Day to Day

I wake up around 5:45-6am, leave the house at 7. From 7:50 to 1:06 I am working, teaching, prepping, and observing fellow teachers. I am at Millikan until about anywhere from 1:30-3:30 preparing the next day's lesson. The day does not stop when I leave; when I get home I keep working, making sure everything is ready to go for the following day.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

You got to know that this is something you really want to pursue. It's hard. It's exhausting and I am not even a credentialed teacher yet! But if you have a passion to teach, a passion to serve the school and the students, then go for it.

Recommended Education

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


The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"Teachers do not make that much money." "You will always be bringing work home with you." "You're not good enough to teach."

Challenges I Overcame