“At the end of the day it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished… it’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It’s about what you’ve given back.” ― Denzel Washington
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Students this year
I have known I wanted to be a teacher since I was a young girl, however, through unfortunate circumstances I ended up quitting school in the 11th grade. I promised my parents I would go back for my GED, so I did at the age of 18. I stopped there because I also married my husband at 18 and we decided to start a family within a year of being married. I was lucky enough to be a stay at home mom for the early years of my children's lives. When my children were 3 and 5, I finally started back to school. I got my two-year associates degree and went to work as an Instructional Assistant. This just helped confirm that I was meant to be a teacher. I ended up going to school part-time for 8 of the next 12 years. I finally graduated in December 2016 and was fortunate enough to start working as a 1st-grade teacher in January 2017. I waited so long to become a teacher, but it was all very much worth the wait. I love teaching! I work for a wonderful school and have a spectacular 1st-grade team.
How will funding help my students?
We have very limited resources in my county. We are lucky if we receive a $100 stipend to spend for our classrooms. This school year we received no money. As you can imagine that means begging parents for extra items and a WHOLE LOT of out of pocket expense to keep my classroom running smoothly. I would use any funding to purchase much-needed items for my classroom such as; construction paper, tape, staples, paper towels, kleenex, Clorox wipes, copy paper, dry erase markers, etc.
Number of students who will be impacted: 20
4665 Nc Hwy 111 North, Pikeville, NC
- Subjects: General Elementary
- Grades: 1st
- Students: 20
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