Being an educator is one of the best jobs in the world!It can also be one of the toughest.As an educator, you have the enormous responsibility of having young, impressionable minds looking to you for guidance, wisdom, security and education.It is truly a privilege that one most cherish as you never know when a connection is made that could change the life of a student.
Take me for instance . . . I knew I wanted to be an educator at the young age of seven!My second grade teacher, Mrs. Teague, sealed my future by being one of the kindest, brightest and most loving teachers I will ever know.I can still remember her reading to the class.The sound of her voice was soft and comforting.I grew up emulating Mrs. Teague and many other favorite teachers of mine.Did I mention that my mother is a retired English teacher?As a child, Mom would read to me at night.I can remember her reading Romeo and Juliet to me in the third grade!Obviously, my mother also had a huge influence on my decision to become an educator.
After teaching elementary for seven years, I decided to go back to college and obtain a Master’s degree as a Learning Resources specialist.This degree allowed me to work with students and teachers PK-12th grade. I began my library career working as a coop-librarian for Bland, Campbell and Celeste.I went to work solely for Celeste in 2001, and I have been here ever since.I am proud to consider myself a Blue Devil, and I enjoy being a part of the CISD family.