My Career As A Teacher

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People often say, “Find your passion, and make it your career and you will never work a day in your life.” This never rang true to me until I became a teacher. Five years ago I worked as a manager in the financial aid department at a local technical school. Prior to that job I spent 17 years in the business industry in various leadership roles. However, it was not until I completed my Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and someone encouraged me to pursue my dream of teaching that my world became complete. The first time I taught a lesson as a student teacher I wanted to pinch myself. I could not believe that it had taken me this long to finally pursue my dreams. After my first year of teaching, I decided to pursue my Master’s Degree in Teacher Leadership. My reasons for choosing this program was that I have no desire to work in administration nor do I have any desire to be a counselor – I just want to be the best teacher I can be. With that in mind, however, I know that there are areas where I can be a leader within my school community and still remain in the classroom that I love so much. I feel though I have learned more from this course than I have as a new teacher. Even though I was given a mentor teacher during my first year, and I had a lead teacher as a student teacher, I did not learn the depth of things that I learned in this course. One thing I was told during student teaching was that teaching is the only job where there is no true training

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