When growing up I knew what I wanted to do with my life, become a special education teacher. I made this decision based on the fact that my little brother has ADHD and is bipolar, along with a family friend who has severe down syndrome and also has a feeding tube as well.
To begin my start for this goal I applied to be a student intern while in high school. During this program I was in a classroom for about two hours a day. I was in three different classrooms for twelve weeks each; one of these classrooms was a special education Kindergarten class. I would help the teachers, create my own lesson plans and also teach these lessons to the students. I found that I adored it and I was ecstatic when I was in the classroom teaching these wonderful children. After this experience there really was no doubt in my mind what I wanted to do. After graduating high school I was accepted to Ball State University where I am majoring in special education and elementary education, and where I am currently enrolled. I want to impact children in a positive way, to encourage students to understand topics they may find difficult, and to help students become the best that he or she can be. This scholarship will be of great impact of reaching achieving this goal.