So, here is my story:
I have actually always wanted to be a teacher. The teaching bug hit me in 2nd grade with my teacher, Mrs. Perdue, who was my absolute favorite teacher. After being in her class, I can remember observing things my future teachers did and took mental notes of what I would or wouldn't do in my own classroom.
When it was time to decide on a major in college, I had it set in my mind that I would go into Astronomy. After taking one course in Astronomy, I realized very quickly that this was not something I could spend the rest of my life doing. So I went back to my first love, teaching. I also decided to minor in child development and psychology.
I had heard that Virginia was in desparate need of teachers at the time and I thought that would be a fun opportunity. I attended a job fair and landed a second grade position at a great school. It was set, my new adventure would begin there.
It was definitely tough that first year. My family and friends were back on Long Island, I didn't know anyone, nor did I know the area. Plus, I had the added pressure of the first year in an elementary classroom. I stuck through it, learned MANY things, and met some great people.
So that's it! If you have a story to tell, I would love to hear it. Be sure to head over to Tales of Frogs and Cupcakes to share: