Tuesday, November 11, 2008

For those of you who do not know this already I have been hinting about changing my career path from Business or Civil Servant to Educator. Well, I have officially made the jump. I am beginning Graduate school for Masters in Education Cross Categorical, Special Education! (a mouth full when explaining) I am so excited and very nervous about stepping into this path. It is completely different than my customer service/supervisor background. I am looking forward to working with special needs children, discovering their individual and unique personalities. I think the hardest part will be having to say goodbye at the end of each day. Beginning in the next few weeks I have to start volunteering at many schools to accumulate 100 hours of experience. My degree will hopefully only take 15 months to complete considering I do not take any breaks (you know, when hubby comes home). So, I'm sure I'll have plenty of unique students, funny moments, and frustrating (from homework) stories to share over the next 1.5 years. Bare with me if I am distant I plan to give 110% just like with my other degrees. Starting next month I'll be preparing for the PRAXIS I & II so please keep me in your prayers that I can overcome my fear of tests and achieve my goal of having my very own Special Needs Classroom filled with many unique personalities.


Anonymous said...

That's wonderful!! I think that would have to be one of the most rewarding jobs. I'm so happy you figured it out and are getting so hyped up for school and the volunteer work.

The Johnson Family said...

It's a fun job, but you will have your bad days. But dont let those days discourage you (because they definatley can.). I think that you will do great at it. And just so you know, it is easy to say good bye at the end of the day, but at the end of the year, its hard. You really gain a true appreciation for the parents and the kids. I know that I love every one of my kids as though they were my own. And some of them can drive you nuts, but you will find that those are the ones that you fall in love with the most. Like I told you, you have to have a lot of patience and a really kind heart to be with them. And I know that you have both. It takes a special person to do this job. Love you.

Jennielee said...

Hey Leza. I didn't know you had a blog. Love you and miss you and I am not thankful that you are so far away.
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