Howdy y’all! No, really. I’m Texan but not that Texan. But I do say howdy here and there and y’all really is a real word, and I am terribly excited to have the opportunity to be part of Reality 101 this year!
To share a little bit of background on myself getting into teaching...
When I was applying for teaching positions, I had my heart set on a PPCD unit. I adore working with little ones. After applying to 30+ positions in the area, I was called for one interview and offered one position. I was hired to open a new class that they were calling the 12+ Class (now 18+ Program). It would be solely for students ages 18-22. Can you say “opposites”?
Needless to say, everything happens for a reason. I now adore and have become very passionate about working with my 18+ Program students. I very quickly realized that many of these parents and students had no idea what they will do after their student aged out of public school. So my left-brained, problem solving personality revved up and started to try to fix it.