About Me

 

“Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago.” — Warren Buffett

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Throughout my schooling career, I was fortunate enough to attend a public school where the graduation rate was 97.8%. The engaged, goal-oriented nature of my peers was a natural occurrence. It wasn’t until I entered college that I realized all schooling was not equal and I was grateful to have parents who were  able to scrape up enough resources so I could attend a high-performing school district.

After discovering that all schools were not like my own, I educated myself on social and socioeconomic matters.  I could feel my view of the world widening. The more I learned, the more distraught I became at the disparity between the types of education that were available for students with high and low socioeconomic standings. I saw firsthand the differing expectations of students who went to low socioeconomic schools from my own. This changed me.

I am a first generation college graduate; both of my parents only have high school diplomas, but I know their wishes for me are like any parents’ wishes for their children: happiness, success, and security. I had a better chance because of the education I received, of that I am certain, but the students in lower socioeconomic situations do not deserve the inequitable education they are being given. While I may not be able to change the world, I have been given an incredible opportunity to educate students and to do so in a socially just classroom. I am privileged to be able to help students develop their abilities of thinking critically, analyzing rationally, and connecting globally. Most importantly, I have the honor of creating a classroom community where students love learning.

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