B.A. Elementary Education, Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago, IL
Endorsements: TESL (Teaching English Second Language) and Middle School
Experience: Salem Christian School, Chicago, IL; MCA since 2014
Becoming a school teacher was a dream of mine since childhood. I didn’t have
anyone to guide me, so I took the easy out and choose my second option as a career,
which was to become a Travel Consultant. I only had to go to school for two years and
felt that was the fastest way and exciting because I would get to travel! Well, the Lord
allowed me to do it my way for many years, but He kept pointing me back to education.
At the age of 38, I decided to go back to school and obtain my degree in elementary
education. It was a huge decision, since I’m married, have three children, and worked
full-time. I knew in my hearts of hearts that I would finish because I was finally doing
what God called me to do and He would NEVER forsake me along the way.
I must say that I didn’t know God would lead me to teach at Christian schools. I
am a byproduct of the public education and so are my three sons. In my mind I was
going to work in CPS and that was the plan. Once again, God allowed me to work at
CPS for six months after I graduated, as a substitute teacher. Then the big layoffs
within the system started and the principle at one particular school couldn’t justify hiring
me when she had to let three veteran teachers go. That’s when I had no choice but to
give in to God and have Him lead me to what was best for me. I have been teaching
now in Christian schools for seven years and I wouldn’t have it any other way! God is so
Good and Patient.
My favorite verse on how God has shown me that His way is best is:
Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”