Wednesday, April 13, 2016

#DebraSeS: Moon Over Miami

I am moving to Miami, FL in June! this is an exciting new adventure for me. An adventure I am more than ready to implement, because I have been in preparation mode for several months.

It began last October. My job, which is just  a job, was feeling stagnant. I was feeling stuck. I did not care for that feeling! Possibilities blipped on my radar...after thoughtful reflection, I made a move!

Have you heard of Teach For America ? During my bachelor degree studies, I became aware and thought..."That sounds like fun!" However, it got placed low on the fuel stash of my burning desires. 10 years later, I am experiencing a flash of flames, or ideas, looking for the next, big, new kindling to jumpstart my simmering fires.

What is Teach for America, you may be asking? It is a non-profit organization that works with school districts across the United States, to bring qualified and compassionate teachers to communities experiencing poverty, hunger, and lack of resources. The children in the communities usually have low scores on core courses, such as reading, writing, math, and science, The students rarely make it to college, as many struggle to complete their high school graduation.

Last October, I applied to be one of these teachers. And I have been accepted as a 2016 Corp Member who will be working in the Dade County School District of Miami, FL. My teaching duties will be secondary English between 6th and 12th grade.

I am very excited to see what my future holds for me as a teacher!  I will update my journey as I go through it!