Teaching Hearts

Scholarship Entrant: brittany from Pasadena, Texas
Essay Question: If you could earn a living doing what you love most, what would it be, and how would it change the world? Describe the specific goals you would set to make that dream a reality.
Vote for brittany: 43

I would love to be a teacher because I love to inspire and encourage young minds to question their world. I find joy in watching a child’s face light up when they realize that learning is not a dull chore, but rather an exciting experience. I want to be a positive adult role-model that they can seek solace and peace with. I want to be a safe harbor for those who need comfort and a listening ear. I want to be a reason to succeed.

I remember my own education fondly because of the amazing teachers I had. Not only did they teach me, but they loved me as well. As a child I was removed from my mother’s care and placed in CPS for eight years. I was very troubled during this time and my teachers are what got me through the day. They recognized a child who was hurting and on a path of self-destruction, and they intervened. They gave me books, words of encouragement and love.

My teachers are largely responsible for the adult who is writing this essay today. They taught me that perseverance and a strong sense of self will get you everywhere in life, and self-pity will only bring you down. If I can make a difference in a child’s life, like the difference they made for me, I will consider my life a success. I want to teach children to succeed.

Vote for brittany: 43

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