My Educational Philosophy
My educational philosophy is rooted in understanding, compassion, empathy, and the desire to be a part of something bigger than oneself. While growing up, I didn’t always have the easiest circumstances. My parents struggled to provide for my family. We spent years in public housing, relied on food stamps to eat, and required utility assistance to keep the lights on. Through all of this, my school and my teachers were the foundation for making sure I succeeded. Because of their commitment, I am able to lead a life that allows me to teach children the compassion and grace that was so generously afforded to me. For that, I am eternally grateful.
Children have this amazing capacity for empathy, understanding, and concern for others. It is my desire to show students what is happening in the world they live in. When they see something wrong, I want them to have the confidence and the courage to stand up and say something. I want them to understand that when one person suffers, we all suffer.
I truly believe that education is the great equalizer. I want my students to know their education and capacity for learning will be the gateway to them changing the world. As a society, we have been so ingrained that education is only to get a better job, make more money, and acquire materialistic possessions. I want students to know that education is much more than that. My desire is for them to love learning as much as I do and have fun exploring all this wonderful world has to offer.