Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
I applied to many different alternative teacher programs until I was accepted.

Education

High School
Arapahoe High School
Bachelor
Advertising, Minor in Spanish
University of Georgia
Graduate
Teacher Leadership
University of St. Thomas
Certification/License
Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
National Academy of Sports Medicine
Vocational
Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition
Cornell University

Career

ELD/AVID Teacher & Fitness Instructor

I teach 7th and 8th grade and I am a certified personal trainer and fitness instructor.

Career Roadmap

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

Day to Day

During the year, I wake up at 6:00 AM, do a workout, and then get ready to catch the bus to Boulder. I take an hour ride on the bus to Boulder and teach middle school English and AVID from 8:30-3:30. At about 4:30, I take the bus back to Denver. I go home, change into my fitness instructor uniform, and head to my fitness studio (two nights a week), where I teach two 30-minute cardio classes to my clients.

Recommended Education

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

graduate
Graduate
Teacher Leadership
certification
Certification/License
Certified Personal Trainer (CPT)
certification
Vocational
Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"Teachers don't make any money and it's a thankless job. It's very difficult to be a fitness instructor or a personal trainer if you do not come from a strong athletic background (which I did not)."

Challenges I Overcame

Work-Life Balance