Congratulations to our newest graduates!
I was employed by the PSRC as a substitute teacher in 1999. In 2000, I was then hired on as a teacher assistant. With encouragement from my family and friends, I later decided to go back to school to become a teacher. My first year as a teacher began December 2014. With further encouragement from one of my professors at UNCP and my family, I decided to pursue my Masters of Education in Educational Administration in March of 2018. I received my Masters of Education in Educational Administration on October 18, 2019.
My husband and my children were my biggest supporters. I am blessed and thankful because they stood behind me and pushed me every step of the way.
One thing I have learned, during this journey is that all things are possible when you have a strong support system. Just as I was provided support during my educational journey, I will provide the same type of support for my students, because I want them to succeed, not only in my classroom, but also in their future endeavors.
I was originally hired at Rowland Norment School as a teacher assistant in 2004. Knowing that I had a passion for teaching and children, I decided I to further my education and walk in my destiny, so I returned to school to receive my Bachelor’s Degree. With full support of my family, I went to Robeson Community College and there I received an Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood. I then pursued transfer courses.
After completing my transfer courses, I transferred to Fayetteville State University where I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a concentration in Special Education. I graduated December 2013 and started teaching January 2014.
After several years of teaching and knowing there still was more for me to do, I decided to pursue my Masters of Education in Educational Administration. I am proud to say I received this degree on October 18, 2019 from Grand Canyon University.
I learned a lot as I journeyed down this path and that is, “Whatever you want to do, if you want to be great at it, you have to LOVE it and be able to make sacrifices for it”.