As some of you may know, I am an educator. I have worked with students 4 to 14 years old for a couple of decades. I am certified in the State of Texas in various fields, including art, bilingual education, and gifted education. Although the public education world has become more and more arduous through out the years due to increased local, state and federal stipulations, the monetary compensation has not increased commensurately.
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Therefore, putting my girls through college hasn't been financially easy, and the viability of a comfortable retirement is still a ways off. Although occasionally discouraging, I am still hardworking and have received several awards throughout my career. Amongst them, I was Teacher of the Year a couple of times, Teacher Mentor of the Year once, and have received a couple of scholarships, which recently helped me earn my public school principal certification.
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However, the joy of working with children is the greatest motivator in my career as an educator, not the financial compensation or awards that I have received. I find my students' continuous sense of curiosity, thirst for knowledge, and innocent loving nature inspirational. In addition, I find nurturing the latter a creative and problem solving challenge that keeps me wanting to learn and grow more each day to meet my students' individual educational needs.
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In the words of my Lord, Savior and Redeemer, Jesus Christ, found in Mark 10:14-16, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it." Although I cannot bring the Lord's word into my public school classroom, I know I'm doing God's will through my work with the students.
Rather you are an educator in a public, religious, or home school, may you be blessed with strength, patience, and wisdom to be a positive guiding light for the youngsters you are working with. Thank you for taking the time to leave a thoughtful comment, as well as for following my blog. Peace! ¡Paz! Shalom!
Keep up the good work, the world needs dedicated educators who believe in what they do and well done on all your achievements.
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Thanks for your comment on my Egton post. I watch Grantchester and Father Brown, too, plus Heartbeat, Midsommer Murders, Lewis, and other British mystery shows. And I feel so at home in England and Wales as I am only 2nd generation Canadian and was brought up with that culture.
See you next week for the letter F - more stuff from my trip! *smile*
To be a teacher and/or educator is hard I think - an exhausting job and a responsible role for sure! Great that your faith helps so wonderful!
love the flowers.
Your work is beautiful.It is a matter of course that you got so many awards! Is it art you teach?
The English series you watch happen to be my favourites too. Actually I watch about 20 various detective series. I like "Death in Paradise", "Father Brown", "Midsomer Murders","Taggard"and "Vera".
You have my respect and admiration for what you've already achieved!
The crosses are wonderful, the one with the eye I like the most!
Your choise for this weeks letter is wonderful to. I too love to educate but not as a profession with childeren, certainly not in these modern days. The way most childeren are raised is, to say the least, not the way I would like to see it. So because of that my respect for people in your profession is much greater.
Although with some worries for the future, I am glad to know you that well already that you hold on to faith as well.
Have a nice ABC-W-day / - week
♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)
Wishing you a happy week ~ ^_^
What a noble work you do!
Hugs, LLJ 7 xxx
Great art, and photos, I always enjoy your posts! Happy PPF!
Congratulations upon receiving awards, I don't doubt they were well earned.
The crosses are divine and also the art work,
Blessings to you my friend.
You can never truly know the measure of influence from your dedication to this profession! Glad you have a least been properly acknowledged at times!! Much deserved I'm sure!! Hopefully you can mold the world into a kinder place from your end!
Blessings to you!
thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge
Lols x x x
my eldest son is blessed with good head so he been selecting getting scholarship younger both are in school and hope they will follow the foot steps of their big brother have blessed day dear and best wishes from Asia
Sending love your way
They need education and love to be our hope,
Wishing you and your family all the best!