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Educators are teachers who abide by the standards but also immerse themselves in the school atmosphere with a driven purpose, an abundance of patience, and a radiating passion. Educators must have a passion for acquainting themselves with students both academically and personally. Building trustworthy relationships with students and engendering an amiable and safe environment for them to express themselves ensures the fulfillment of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.
I grew up in Northeast Philadelphia and attended Little Flower Catholic High School for Girls. While completing my undergraduate coursework at Immaculata University, I had the unique opportunity to teach abroad in two different countries on two different continents. During the spring semester of my junior year, I studied in Belfast, Ireland, for five months. Besides taking classes and traveling around Europe, I taught in a third grade classroom under the supervision of two cooperating teachers for six consecutive weeks. Just four days after returning from Belfast in May that spring, I hopped on a plane to Lima, Peru, where I spent another six weeks completing a portion of my student teaching instructing English as a Second Language to 120 high school students. Learning about new cultures and customs ranks among one of my greatest values, especially when I can bring those experiences into the classroom.