Write an essay where you tell us about what drives you in your pursuit of your graduate degree.
My husband and I married November 18th, 2017 and found out we were expecting in December, 2017. This was excellent news, as I had medical issues as an adolescent and doctors said it may be hard to conceive. In a trying time, my family sold their farm and our horses. Our daughter, “Reagan Jean,” was then born August 16th, 2018. She is a bright and joyous girl! I began to substitute teach, as well as enroll in Slippery Rock’s Master's of Education (birth-8th grade) program in the fall of 2018. Graduate school is expensive so I am slowly taking these courses. I used the Mometrix study guides to add grade 5-6 on to my PreK-4th grade Pennsylvania certification. They were extremely helpful! I hope that pursuing a graduate degree will help create a better life for our daughter, provide encouragement for other working moms and be a testimony of what truly is possible when you try your best. I believe stories will be told in the changed lives of my students and hope they see the consistent effort in my Iife to become a more educated teacher.
Amanda from Pennsylvania
Slippery Rock University