Today’s prompt is : Give me your life story in 300 words or less.
I was born in a fairly small town in California on July 18. About 400 days later, I became a sister for the first time. Within the next few years, my mom had two more girls, born a couple years apart. The four of us were pretty close growing up.
When I turned 5, my mom and dad gave me a desk (handmade by my dad) and I was homeschooled at that desk for kindergarten. Beginning in first grade, I started Catholic Education, and I’ve been in Catholic Education ever since. It’s been about 16 years of learning, and 2 years of teaching/tutoring, giving me about 18 years of experience in Catholic schools.
I’ve actually got at least another 2 years in Catholic education because of my graduate program. So by the time I’m done, I’ll have been in Catholic education for 20 straight years.
I moved from California to New York City in August of 2011 for my post-grad volunteer experience, where I worked as a tutor and algebra 1 teacher in an all boys high school. My experience there inspired me to return to school to get my masters and teacher certification in adolescent mathematics for grades 7-12.
So far I love New York, and I’m very happy here, and I’m excited for my classes to start.
And that’s me in a little under 300 words, I hope!