What makes you want to be a teacher?
My passions. I am a firm believer that if you love what you do you’ll never work a day in your life. Now I’m not passionate about math by any stretch of the imagination. But what I am passionate about is helping people fulfill their potential and find their passions. One thing that irks me is hearing kids regularly saying “I hate school” or “I hate math.” No body is born hating something or dreading it. This hate, or dread, stems from a lack of understanding and not being put in the situation to succeed that every student deserves. Seeing teachers going through the motions and not having that passions about their student’s success is truly what makes me want to be a teacher.
Additionally, football has been a huge part of my life since 5th grade and it has always been a dream of mine to coach. Being a teacher would give me a prime opportunity to coach as well. I’m extremely passionate about the game and the character traits it requires including leadership, selflessness, hard work, teamwork, and a myriad of others.
I am who I am because of football and theses lessons that I learned over years of playing. Being able to coach for me is another way to impact many more people and instill these values in them so hopefully everybody can take away all these positive characteristics that football instilled in me.