Personal statement about teaching
Having known for most of my life that I wanted to be a teacher and having a love for science, the Noyce program was a great fit for me (and a great way to get a Masters affordably!). I didn't feel particularly drawn to high-needs education, but I've found that I do enjoy it, even though it can be extremely challenging at times. Teaching anywhere is a challenge though! That's why I've also found that it is very important to continue with a personal life once you start teaching. Otherwise, you'll make yourself crazy and stay at the school 14 hours a day, like I did too many times my first year! I go horseback riding, teach riding lessons, go to the movies, play volleyball, and go out to dinner with friends. I am hoping in the next few years to go back to school for a Masters in Administration and, eventually, become an assistant principal.