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Emma Spatharos

Emma Spatharos

Millikan High School

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Emma's work combines: Education, Writing, and Being Creative

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Day In The Life

Student Teacher

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

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    History, General

    California State University-Long Beach

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education:

High School

Bachelor's Degree: Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    I have always loved history...big nerd!

  • 2.

    My world history teacher in 10th grade inspired me to become a history teacher.

  • 3.

    Couldn't afford a 4 year college, so did 2 years at a JC.

  • 4.

    Moved to Long Beach and transferred to CSULB.

  • 5.

    Had no idea how much reading and writing would be required but I pushed through it.

  • 6.

    Graduated with my Bachelors in History.

  • 7.

    Went right back to school and entered the Social Studies Credential Program.

  • 8.

    Now I am student teaching, so close to my dream.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages 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.

  • How I responded:

    Although, I knew I wanted to be a history teacher since I was a sophomore in high school, there were still plenty of obstacles in the way of me fully embracing this dream of mine. People always love to point out how much teachers make (or don't make), the fact that teachers have to deal with unruly kids, sometimes parents...who cares?! Honestly, making 6 figures would be awesome, but I would not be doing what I love. Stick with your gut. You know your passion. It will be well worth it in the end.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • I worked to get good grades and applied for scholarships. there is money out there!