Tuesday, August 4, 2015
My Lifelong Love and Connection to Education By: Candice Smith
When I was a child, from the earliest age, I played "School". I pretended to have a class, lessons to teach, and a grade book to record "their" scores.
My parents always stressed the importance of school. I knew Education was important to them and that I was going to get a formal one.
School was a wonderful place for me and although I wasn't a straight A student, I did well. I worked hard and learned.
Education excited me.
Learning empowered me.
As I grew older my career path seemed destined to be in the classroom.
I enjoyed teaching History/Social Studies to my students.
Working with other teachers enriched me.
Being evaluated by my administrators gave me new goals to strive for and also a glorious feeling that my techniques were valued.
My students' rapt attention, awesome questions, and eagerness to learn - some days! - kept me motivated.
My students' parents' appreciation of me for reaching their children humbled me.
After leaving teaching to raise my own family I found myself still teaching.
I teach my children.
As a M.O.M.S. Club President I taught and was taught by the many Moms AND Dads who populated the club.
As a Den Leader I taught my Cub Scouts.
I always knew my life would include Education, revolve around the Schools, and keep me connected to Children.
My bid to run for Hopatcong School Board is a continuation of my lifelong path.
It is my goal yesterday, today, and always to strive to take action in...
"Putting Our Children First".
By voting for me on November 3, 2015 you can do the same.
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