Growing up, I've always known that I wanted to pursue a career that would allow me to be able to help impact and encourage children to do better and improve the world. However, I didn't really have an idea what profession would really allow me the opportunity to impact someone's life. It wasn't until I remembered a high school history teacher I had who took interest in me and the rest of my classmate. She opened my eyes about the world of history. I realized how reading about historical events and documents increased my thirst for knowledge and increased my sense of self awareness. I then began to think of how thankful I was to have a teacher who was so passionate about teaching history and how skilled she was at getting my classmates and I interested in being eager to learn about the world's history which inspired us to grow up, go to college and get a good education, and change the world. Remembering this experience, It was then that I realized that I found my calling in teaching.
I am a rising Senior at North Carolina Central University. I am currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in History. I am a full time student and also happen to work as a day care teacher. I aspire to be a high school history teacher with hope that I have the ability to help my students realize the importance of history and help them reach their full potential.
Being a teacher means that I get to educate and hopefully inspire students who will be the future and change the world. History is important in scholastics because in order to insure a prominent future, you must be aware of the mistakes and successes that have occurred in the past.
“To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child.” -Marcus Cicero