I grew up in a single parent home where I watched my mother struggle to make sure my sister and I had what we needed.
One of the pushes by my mother was making sure my sister and I appreciated and valued our education. She knew that having an education would provide us the life she always wanted for us.
The passion and push she instilled at such a young age gave me the drive to pursue a life and calling in education. I wanted to be that person for children just like my mother was for me.
Being an educator is not easy. I have been in education for 15 years, 7 of which I have been an administrator, and I have found that this is a calling, not a career.
There are days that can be more challenging than others, but I remember why I got into this in the first place, and I take pride in the fact that I am changing and shaping people's lives everyday.
How blessed I must be to be able to say that I get to wake up and be a part of over 400 students lives, who will one day impact this world.
At NCH we are more than just teachers, administration, and students, we are a family. We all go beyond the role of educators. We are molders. Every student has an opportunity to embrace and realize their amazing future.
I cannot think of any other profession that makes more of a positive difference in the life of a child. I cannot imagine being anywhere but at NCH.