Michelle Charles

Michelle Charles

Teacher - English


Edgewood Independent School District

San Antonio, TX USA


You may never become rich as a teacher, but you will be happy as long as you are doing something that you love.

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Graduation from high school (1st Gen)
Birth of 1st child
Entry into nursing school
Birth of 2nd child
Changed majors
Birth of 3rd Child
Graduation from college and 1st teaching job (1st Gen)
Graduation from graduate school (1st Gen)
Keep following my journey

Career

Teacher - English

I teach English Language Arts and Reading to Middle School students.

Career Roadmap

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

Day to Day

I arrive about an hour prior to clock in in order to prepare for my day. I teach 5 classes a day and I have to be on duty to supervise children before and after school. Also, I spend personal time grading and completing professional trainings. In addition, I have to maintain communication with parents, volunteer for school events, and many, many other things including purchasing materials for students.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for college students

Ensure you find a good college for your specific major. In addition, find a lower level job that touches on the major you seek in order to make sure this is the career you want forever.

Recommended Education

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

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Society in General:

"Teachers make no money."

Challenges I Overcame

First-Generation College Student
Financial
Gangs / Violence

Interviewed By

Anonymous Student