I always knew I wanted to be a teacher. I remember as a child always being a teacher pleaser. I remember collecting all the extra dittos from the extra paper bin. I remember playing school in my basement with my made up classroom. I remember always teaching the neighborhood kids. I remember having a chalkboard and a grade book. These are things I will always remember!
School was always a fun place for me. It is a place I always felt like I belonged. It is a place that made me feel good about myself. It is a place I feel safe. It is a place that allowed me to be me!
My parents never questioned what I wanted to do with my life. They knew I had made a wonderful decision on my own. They knew I had a love for children. They knew I always loved school. They knew I would be successful. They knew I was a leader. Becoming a teacher was definitely for me!
As I think back to my childhood, I am truly glad I did the things I did. Most importantly, I am glad “I Always Knew”!