Nora Tristan

Nora Tristan

Career and Technical Education Teacher


Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District


The world will test you. If you quit, you are only making way for those who actually want to succeed. Don't be a quitter.

Milestones

Milestones

My road in life has taken me all over.
Left college after 1 year to work in a bigger city.
Went back to college, changed my major three times, only to leave college yet again.
Turning point in my life was when I realized that a good paying job could only come with a college education. I decided to go back to college, and I stayed till graduation.
Worked for a number of different companies after graduation, trying to find my niche. After 9 years, I left retail to become a teacher.
Finished my Master's Degree in School Counseling and now beginning a new journey.
Education

Education

highschool
High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Business Administration
University of Texas- Brownsville
graduate
Graduate
School Counseling
Lamar University
Career

Career

Career and Technical Education Teacher

Facilitate 7th aand 8th graders in the beginning of their career exploration journey.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Education
Education
Technology
Technology
Teaching / Mentoring
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

My classroom is a computer lab. I guide students in their career exploration process and facilitate career assessments to help determine their strengths, talents, and abilities. From career data to finding employment, the skills taught each day are essential to a successful and meaningful future.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Ask yourself if you are willing to take on the challenges of a being a teacher, as well as the rewards. Are you willing to be flexible, optimistic, and open-minded in even the hardest of situations? All children are different. It's important to remember that each child could be facing personal challenges before they even step foot into the classroom. Ask yourself if you are able to teach in a way that will allow them to learn and be successful.

Recommended Education

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

undergrad
Bachelor
Business Administration
graduate
Graduate
School Counseling
Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"Discouragement came in the form of a lack of goals. I learned that if I continued to surround myself with people who had no ambition, I would end up like them. Unfortunately, it took me a few years to figure this out."

Everything in life is a choice. Whether you choose to go for what you want or not, that is your choice. Nothing worth having ever came easy. The world will test you. If you quit, you are only making way for those who actually want to succeed. Don't be a quitter. Keep going. You will get there.