My Journey As An Educator

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Personal Research Project This is a personal research project that takes a look at where I have been and where I would like to go while developing statements regarding my cause, mission, and personal code of ethics. Also, I will indentify my 5 year and 10 year plans and my key values.
Reflections of the Past As I reflect on my past decisions personally and professionally, I can connect those to my future ambitions. I graduated from Eastern Mennonite University (EMU) with a bachelor’s degree in Health & Physical Education and a teaching licensure for NK-12. I played baseball there for all four years and it is there where I began my journey as an educator. I was granted a teaching job right out of college at my former middle school. I stayed there four years and then moved over to the high school for a year. I had been an assistant and JV basketball coach at the high school for all of those years. I was denied an opportunity to take over as head coach when the job became open as I was devastated. However, an opening became available for the same position at another high school in the county. I got the job as a PE teacher and boy’s basketball coach and I have been there for 9 years. I also met my wife while teaching there because she is a teacher in the same school. We have been married for 5 years and have 2 wonderful children. Our daughter is 3 years old and our son is 21 months old. Our son was born with Neuroblastoma. The cancerous tumor was discovered a couple of days
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