MOMMIE AND ME
As an educator my belief is that every child regardless of race, age and or creed can succeed at anything they set their mind to do. I do believe that any child should not fall by the waist side because of their past. I believe a child should be taught not to allow their past to define their future. As an educator I believe that every child should be given the opportunity at being educated. As an educator I believe that every child has what it takes to become a better person.
I have seen first-hand the difference an educator can make in the life of a child. I was once one of those children. God rest her soul, but my grandmother played a very important role in my life and in my education; as a grandmother first and the educator second. Being the granddaughter of a teacher and a principal I was able to see the educator as a teacher’s point of view and see it as the principal’s point of view. After becoming a parent changed my entire perspective on education and what I believed and saw. I saw the changes in education right before my eyes and I wanted to make a difference.
I didn’t choose education as career it chose me. Not only have I have seen children being educated poorly and/or not having the appropriate role model in their life. I had the first had experience at it. Some teachers weren’t educators because they never took the time out for my child. I feel that an educator must not only be able to produce in the classroom and present material, but also be a counselor, coach, mentor and a parent. Failing to have these roles gives a child the chance to slip through the educational system without having the opportunity to influence them to some degree.