Write an essay where you tell us about what drives you in your pursuit of your graduate degree.
The role of an educator is not one to be taken lightly; the challenge is unique. Educators are no longer just teachers. Educators are: Disciplinaries, interventionists, professionals, counselors, cheerleaders, upstanders, encouragers, and experts. Although this is an intimidating role to fill, it is one that I know I will find satisfaction in AND succeed in. Graduate school will properly prepare me for this feat, and will ultimately put me in a position to positively impact high school age students. Throughout my academic career, I have faced discouragement from various teachers and instructors. They expressed their dissatisfaction with choosing education as a career. I am not disheartened, and will do whatever it takes to reach my goal. I will be Mr. Jaquez, a high school agriculture teacher and influencer for the future generations of agriculture.
Michael from California
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo