Since I was a young child, I have wanted to be a teacher. The many wonderful elementary school teachers I had really inspired me to get my certification in Early Childhood-6th Grade. Additionally, as a learner who struggled during my early years in school, I thought it was important to pursue a second certification in K-12 Special Education.

My time studying at Southwestern was one of the best times of my life. Because Southwestern is a Liberal Arts College, I have been able to branch beyond just the Education Department. I believe this has helped to shape me into a well-rounded individual. This has made me a better teacher for all of my future students.

Now as a 3rd-year, 5th-grade teacher, I am still trying to learn and grow as a teacher.