My road in life took a while to figure out.
I was teaching 6th grade elementary when I got hired for middle school. I added a degree and LOVED IT!
Be open to what happens in your career, if a door opens go in!


Teacher / Mentor

I teach reading and writing skills to around 100 teenagers a day.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

Be available beyond school hours. Getting in early makes me available for any students who just need someone to talk to. They share school or family problems, or boyfriend / girlfriend concerns. Usually they just want someone to listen. It is a priceless way to help the young person feel cared for, which is the most important part of teaching. To help the students know their own worth. Teaching teenagers is in reality 20% curriculum, and 80% social skills.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Find a college with a strong Education department, major in Education and minor in Psychology.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:


The Noise I Shed

From Parents:

"You shouldn't be a teacher, you are too smart. Be a doctor, be a lawyer, do something that will make you rich. You will be poor if you teach."

Challenges I Overcame