I always knew I wanted to make a difference in someone’s life; I just wasn’t always sure how I wanted to do it. I went through different phases of what careers I wanted to do; doctor, lawyer, princess, firefighter. None of those ideas ever really stuck though, it wasn’t until I was in middle school that I found a career that I knew I wanted to do, something that wouldn’t just make me money, but more importantly make me and other people happy. I was going to become a Special Education teacher no matter what. Educational Background
I moved around quite a bit as a kid so making friends and meeting new people was often a struggle for me. I lived in Virginia from kindergarten to 4th grade, Arizona from 5th to 8th grade, and then Idaho from 9th to 12th grade. I loved to attend school when I was younger, I loved to learn and read. But when I started to move around a lot it would often push me behind and I’d have to work even harder to catch up just to fall behind again.
Orangewood Elementary was the first place that I felt like I actually fit in and belonged there. I spent four years there getting to know all these people and becoming more and more involved with the activities that were offered. I was a cheerleader, active in student council, and I found my love for track at this school. I met some of the best friends I’ve ever had during my time there. And to this day I still have those people to rely on if I ever need them. Orangewood taught me that it isn’t too hard to fit in sometimes as long as you make the effort to belong.
Butte County High School, hands down the best four years of my life. I couldn’t have imagined going to high school anywhere else. I met my best friend there, and I got to grow up with some of the most amazing people. It was because of one specific teacher at this school that I Knew I wanted to teach. He took an interest in his students, not just as students but as people. He cared and made sure that each of the students knew if they ever need to talk to anyone that he will be there to listen. It was so hard to graduate and know I was leaving all these people who I had spent the last 4 years of my life getting to know and making friendships with. They all have touched my heart significantly and I wouldn’t be the person I am today without this schooling experience.
I’m attending my first semester at the College of Southern Idaho; this is definitely a big transition for me. I’m learning that it is a lot easier to slack off in college; you have to have the determination and motivation to prevail in college. I had my doubts about going to college, I worried that I wasn’t cut out for college, and it would be a waste of my time and money to go. I couldn’t have been more wrong, I love college now. I’ve meet so many new and amazing people, and even some professors that have helped change my life. I’m glad I changed my mind and decided to give college a try. Work History
I started to work when I was 14, my aunt and uncle owned a deli and that is where I started, I never would have guessed that for 4 years that is how I would earn my own money. I started there knowing nothing about the place, or how anything worked. But as the days turned to weeks and the weeks would turn to months, then months to years I eventually became a pro at all things that involved working at a deli. I was trusted enough to become a key holder so that I could open and close the store myself, that taught me so much responsibility in such a little gesture. It made me feel special to know that other people believed and trusted me enough to put that much faith in me. During my senior year I decided that I needed to get a second job just to save up a little bit of extra money, so I got a job at the only grocery store in Arco, the A & A Market. Needless to say that that was probably my least favorite job, waking up at 5 am to go unload freight and stock shelves for...