My time in high school
Attended high school in the
Overall high school experience
Grades in high school
B's and C's. I was in all of the super low math classes but did well in Language Arts and Social Studies.
English, History / Social Studies
Math. It is just an area I am not strong in-though I have been very fortunate to have some amazing teachers that went above and beyond to help me.
I did a little of most of the above!
Life since high school
Attended college / university at
I attended a small private college in Southern California. University of Redlands.
I majored in History with an emphasis on Race and Ethnic Studies with a minor in Theater.
Post-graduate education or training
I attended Graduate School at NDNU and obtained a masters and teaching credential.
Places lived in US
Current occupations / past occupations
Special Education Teacher
Industries I've worked in
- Educational Services
- Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation
A little introspection...
To me, being successful means...
being a happy and well adjusted adult!
My definition of success has changed over time.
I used to think of success more along the generic terms of job status. When I was younger I never thought to include personal relationships and feelings!
My greatest accomplishment to date and what I’ve learned from it
Becoming a teacher and working with kids that feel like they "don't fit in" and think they are "not smart." I learn from it/them daily.
An unexpected event that significantly changed my life and how it impacted me
When I was a sophomore I became extremely depressed. I began experiencing panic attacks and moments where I felt helpless. I had never felt like this before. I had a wonderful family, friends-there was nothing that explained why this was happening. Through counseling and an amazing support system of those friends and my family I overcame this dark time. While I would never wish this upon anyone, I am often thankful (now that I can look back!) that I experienced this type of pain. It took a long time but I feel I am more empathetic, caring and even stronger because of it.
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