I am a first grade teacher at an elementary school
here in the Bay Area. I recently completed all of my classes to get my
Masters in Instructional Technology. As part of my Masters Program I have
the opportunity to do an internship here at NASA Ames Research Center.
Here at NASA, I am working with the Aerospace Team Online web pages, and
it has been a blast learning html and designing pages for their online
My Career Path
My career journey began while I was in elementary
school. I loved school and would spend hours playing with my friends.
I wanted to be a lot of different things while I was growing up, but a
teacher was always one of them. When I graduated from high school, I enrolled
at Whitworth College which is well known in the Pacific Northwest for
having a great education department. I received an excellent education
and was able to work in different elementary classrooms from the beginning
of my college career. After college, I came back to California to teach.
I love teaching all of my students, and fee l very fortunate that I love
to go to work everyday!
As part of my continuing education as a teacher, I
decided to get my Masters Degree. I enrolled at San Jose State University
so that I could pursue my interest in computers and teaching. That is
how I ended up here at NASA for the summer. I am using my teaching and
technology skills as I work with the Aerospace Team Online web pages.
Why I Like My Job
I like my job because no two days are ever the same.
I love watching students learn, and I feel lucky that I get to take part
in that process. If you are interested in becoming a teacher, be prepared
to work long hours preparing lessons, decorating your classrooms, doing
paper work, and having a blast with your students.
I have a wonderful family that has supported and
encouraged me in all that I have done. My parents always believe in me and
tell me how proud they are of me. Their faith in me and their unconditional
love has helped me to set and reach my goals!
I love to have fun! I enjoy spending time with my
friends and family, rock climbing, reading, watching movies, and anything
else that sounds interest ing!