I am not a teacher because I love tests.
I am not a teacher because I love parents.
I am not a teacher because I love bulletin boards, or hot glue, or lesson plans, or standards, or cinder blocks walls.
I did not choose to become a teacher. I was called, and with a calling you just don't answer it once, you answer that calling every morning when you wake up and continue fulfilling your purpose.
Watch the video and be inspired!
I remember when teaching chose me and throughout my life I wanted to be many things...but teaching never would let me go. I had years where I *should* have given up and taken jobs that were not teaching, but in my home state, near my family, but the call to teach would not let me go.
I landed in Georgia through heartache, but it was God's plan all along, and each child I have taught was placed in my classroom and in my life by divine intervention. I try to help them reach their potential and they are helping me reach mine too! I get to meet my newest helpers in less that 24 hours. They are smothered, covered, and even chunked in prayer (that's a Waffle House reference for those of you NOT from the south). If you have a second...say a prayer for me, for my students, for their parents...and let me know you did so I can return the favor!