About Me

picture of me I live in West Windsor, NJ and graduated from West Windsor-Plainsboro High School North. I am now a Junior at Moravian College studying Elementary Education and English. I never knew that I wanted to be a teacher, but there were hints throughout my childhood that proved otherwise. When I was little I used to love getting textbooks from my favorite aunt, who was a teacher. My eyes would light up at the sight of the old and worn out books. When other children had tea parties with their toys, I would set up my toys all in rows and columns and stand in front of them. I would teach them and read books to them. I would ask them questions and pretended that they would answer. When it was time to decide upon colleges, I had these memories surpressed in the back of my mind. The summer before my junior year in high school, I attended an internship at The College Of New Jersey called the Urban Teacher Academy. It was highly recommended by my childhood development teacher from high school; so, I applied and got in. After that experience and interacting with children from the local school, I knew that I wanted to become a teacher.

One of the main reasons why I want to teach is to get students excited about reading. All my life I loved to read, yet my younger brothers did not. I tried to wrap my head around this concept. I came to the conclusion that they were turned away form reading in their early years of schooling. That attitude prevailed and is still with them to this day. I had a positive experience when I learned how to read, which would explain why I love it so much. This past summer, I volunteered at my local elementary school with two teachers who were doing just that, showing children that reading can be a positive experience. These students were having difficulty during the school year when it came to reading. Over the summer, they took out books that interested them and came in every three weeks to get new ones. The teachers sat down with the students and helped them read one of the books that they had chosen while I played reading games with the students. books

color guard Outside of school, I am a member of Moravian's Marching Band. I don't play an instrument, but I am in color guard. I was also in my high school's marching band for all four years. I also participated in winterguard, which is just guard only. My friend was invited by a teacher and she asked me to join too. It remains one of my most favorite after school activities. I was captain my senior year of high school. I hope that I can become a color guard instructor in the future.

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