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I teach for students who think they can't, but I know they can.
As I pack my things for my Christmas trip home to Minnesota to visit my wonderful family and friends, I can’t help but pause and be thankful for everything I have been given. Among those blessings, I count Detroit and my Teach for America experience. I no way do I doubt that these last 18 months have made me stronger in many ways. In 18 short months, so much about me, my beliefs, and my lifestyle has changed. Maybe it’s because I’m getting Ior because my experience, but I am more thankful than ever before for the amazing people God has blessed me with. Whether it is my wonderful family and friends back in Minnesota or my inspiring friends, colleagues, and students here in Detroit, each and every person has helped me become to person I am today, and I am so very thankful for that.
The last couple of weeks…
As the holiday season quickly approaches, I often remember how very blessed I am; I’m so very thankful that I’ve been placed right here, right now. Often times, as I drive to work in the morning, I see the Detroit skyline peeking out as the sun rises shortly before 7am – it is in this…read more »
Year 2 is here…and I couldn’t be more excited. Actually, we’re already in the 2nd month of school – time is flying! This year, I am teaching 3 sections of 10th grade Geometry and 2 sections of 11th grade Algebra II, and I’m loving it. It’s crazy to think I’m already well into my 2nd…read more »
I love summer! I love summer almost as much as I love teaching. Yes, summer is wonderful. So far, my summer has been wonderful. I stayed in Detroit for a couple of weeks after school ended – Becca still had another week of school after I was done and it was TFA Detroit 2011′s “Induction”…read more »
Yes, I know I’m a little bit behind on this, but my first year of teaching is DONE! Okay, I’ve been on summer break for a few weeks now, but I just haven’t updated my blog. So that is it…I made it through year one and my first graduation day as a teacher. It’s crazy…read more »
It’s the middle of May, and that means I only have 1 month of school left! Where has this year gone? Although it has been the most challenging year of my life, it has flown by. Long gone are the days of summer institute and packing for Detroit. My first year as a teacher is…read more »
I’ve made it to Spring Break…and I couldn’t be more excited! I thought this break would never come, and the last few weeks have certainly been busy, but break is finally here! I’m off to Minnesota tomorrow to see my friends and family – I can’t wait. I looked a calender last night and realized…read more »
I got a tattoo! Yep, I actually did it and now Detroit is a permanent part of me. I’ve wanted a tattoo for several years, but I could never really decide what I wanted or where I wanted it, but one day over winter break, I broke down and got a tattoo. There may have…read more »
Each and every single day, I am reminded of how very blessed I am. Often times, on my drive into the city each morning, I think of how very lucky I am to have started my teaching career at Crockett Tech High School. I absolutely love teaching - I love teaching math, I love teaching high…read more »
Snow days are SO much better as a teacher! I honestly have never been so excited to hear my phone ring at 5:17am as I was Thursday morning – just a few simple words – “Detroit Public Schools will be closed today.” – can really change your morning! So we were supposed to get this…read more »