As a child I always wanted to be a teacher.
I spent my childhood playtime teaching the neighborhood kids at my family’s backyard picnic table. I made sure I provided recess and of course a well-balanced lunch straight from our refrigerator/freezer. (This would sometimes get me in trouble from my mother.)
After, going through college I achieved my educational goals in a round about way.
I completed my bachelor’s in communication, I subbed for many years, and then went on to work on a Master’s degree in counseling.
I worked in counseling and Mental Health at two major hospitals and then, through my desire to teach, went back to teaching.
After working as a teacher for six years, others kept pointing out my ability to lead. This led me to the realization that I should become a principal.
I went back to school to complete a Master’s degree in Educational Administration. Shortly after completing my Principal’s license I became an interim principal and then a principal.
Being a principal for 12 years has helped me to culminate all of my background, education and experiences as a counselor, mental health professional, and teacher. I feel that, not only can I affect a classroom of students, but I can create a positive ripple effect through teachers, parents and the community.
That is my ‘Why’.