Write an essay where you tell us about the moment you realized you wanted to become a teacher.
One of the biggest reasons why I knew that being a kindergarten teacher was my future career is because I went on an internship during my junior and senior year of high school. During those years I was in a kindergarten classroom and in a daycare. I personally enjoyed my experience in the kindergarten classroom more, because I got to work with students that are in my desired age range.While at the internship I learned that being a teacher is not just about games and activities and that kindergarten is not just the alphabet, colors, and counting to ten. I learned that it takes tons of hardwork, patience, and dedication in order to manage 25-30 five-year-olds. One of the most inspiring events that happened in that classroom was seeing a student who was below the kindergarten reading level when I first arrived in February; be able to read above level when I left in May. Getting to have the satisfaction of knowing that I helped a child succeed may seem small to others, but it was magical to me.
Alexandria from Virginia
High School Senior
Massaponax High School