As long as I can remember all I have ever wanted to be was a teacher so that is what I did but it wasn’t what I thought it would be.
What gifts do you feel God has given you? I knew one of mine was teaching.
I had a bad start in school.
When I was first grade I had a teacher who scared me to death. The sad thing was I did not realize school was not supposed to be that way. I still loved school and never complained.
The problem was I was not learning.
Then I met my Favorite teacher ever.
By second grade I was behind. Thankfully I had an amazing teacher who immediately identified the problem and got me some help. Not only did she help me get the remediation I needed but she encouraged me every step of the way.
Thanks to Mrs. Moore I dreamed of being a teacher like her ever since then.
Made it, I became a Teacher.
School is such an important part of our lives when we are young. I was thankful to have a relationship with the Lord early in my life since I needed Him to help me get through school.
I was never the student I wanted to be but I was able to trust the Lord that I was just as He created me to be.
Through the years my dream never changed. I worked hard and with the Lord by my side I graduated with honors from high school and then college. I did it I was an Elementary Teacher.
My First job
My first job was as a 4th grade teacher in a private Christian School. I loved my kids and the challenge of making school fun while making sure my students found success.
But after a few years I found that some kids were not cut out for this school’s fast pace and accelerated curriculum. I was frustrated by the way I was frustrating them and causing them to feel poorly about themselves.
I could so relate to the feeling of working as hard as I could and not doing as well as I wanted to. I just could not be the one who was telling them they were not good enough.
My Second job
So I decided to try a new environment. My next job was as a reading specialist and gifted teacher. I enjoyed working with both kids who struggled and those whom school came easy too.
But again I was frustrated my not being able to fix everything and help all students succeed.
Lord wasn’t this my dream? I had followed you, right?
Due to financial needs I started working part time for Sylvan Learning Center where everything was completely individualized and I saw the kids make great gains. I prayed for a chance to spend my time making a bigger difference for kids.
When a full time position at Sylvan became available I jumped at the chance to move into a new dream.
Have you ever found yourself in a place where you got just what you thought you wanted only to find that it is not what you want anymore?