Friday, October 15, 2010

I LOVE my job!

If you would have told me the day I graduated from Tech back in 2005 that 5 years later I would be a high school teacher and cheer coach in Frisco I would have never believed you. Back in 2005 I was a Restraunt, Hotel, Inst. Management graduated with a job offer to be a manager at Pappadeaux in Dallas. I was so excited to start my career and knew this was the right place for me to be. Fast forward 2 years and I could feel myself falling out of love with my career and wishing I could just train my younger employees on why the restaurant worked the way it did. AKA TEACH! I was blessed to have a supportive family, friends, and boyfriend (what Rustin was at the time of the switch) to help me move back with my parents, get into night classes for teaching, and make 80 dollars a day as a substitute teacher. Without all that support and love I wouldn't be able to go to a job that I look forward to being at everyday.

Teaching at LSHS has been the best experience ever for me. I had a not so fun time last year in my old school (even though I had some A-M-A-Z-I-N-G teacher friends) and I was so unhappy with my career decision. This year has been a complete 180 for me!

My hubby and I at a football game!

My BFFNAA Kari Jo Ramsey and her husband came to watch the game with me.

My students come in everyday eager to learn new and exciting things about subjects I am so passionate about. They make me want to come to work everyday and tell them everything I know. I feel like the kids here have made me become such a better teacher this year.

My cheerleaders are the sweetest girls ever. They make me want to be a parent to each and every one of them. I look forward to the 2 hour practice after school, the long bus rides, and the painful bleacher seats. I love showing them how far they have come in such a short time and encouraging them to keep imporving on their individual skills to make them a better cheerleader. Cheerleading was such a huge part of my high school life and I want them to have the experiences I had.

My cheerleaders working on a new routine for the Pep Rally.

The faculty at my school has become a small family with lots of late nights and long summer days getting this school ready for opening day. Every teacher around me is an Allstar and we push the students to be the same. Our teachers all work together to help each other and make others do better, no one is out for themselves only. I feel encouraged by my fellow staff members that I am making an impact on these students. I have three principals who would go to battle for me everyday. I know there are times where I will be in the wrong and they will let me know and help teach me to be better. The are great examples to the staff here of how the school system is supposed to work.

The cheer and drill team sponsors at the game. Me(Cheer), Jacki(Drill), Katie(Drill), and Stacey(Cheer).

I am so excited of where I am in my career life today. I feel like I make a little difference in these kids lives everyday. I am blessed to be apart of the Ranger Nation and hope that this school continues to have the positive impact it is having on those involved.

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