My road in life took a while to figure out.
Started school to open a daycare center.
Changed my mind and wanted to be a nurse. So then I started to take my courses for the RN program.
Didn't work out. So then I got a associates in pre-education.
Got a job with a school district.
Now going back to school to get certified.
Work with children in schools.
My work combines:
My work combines:
Day to Day
Seeing all my kids that I work with thrive in their classrooms. I love hearing the kids talk about what they got accomplished and what they learned from their time with me. I spend my day going around to different classrooms and picking up the children that are on my list. We work on their reading, spelling, and math skills.
Skills & Qualities Beyond School
Having tolerance with a child when they are having a rough time and knowing that it is not personal when they are not wanting to say anything. Also figuring out what is bothering that child and knowing what will calm them down. It might be just sitting in my room coloring or drawing.
Advice for Getting Started
Here's the first step for middle school students
For them to know what all the classes they can take in high school that will make it a little easier in college. Also get a feel for what they like doing. Everyone focuses on high school kids but for me I think it all begins with middle school because that's where the youth gets lost. By high school if they are struggling it is very hard for them to keep track in high school.
My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:
The Noise I Shed
"The schools don't pay as much as nursing. That was the biggest line that I kept hearing over and over again."
Challenges I Overcame
Drugs / Addiction