Expanding my Horizons as an Educator!
I did not commit to a major in education until late this summer. I knew I wanted to help people with disabilities, but it was not until I spent my summer working at the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Charlotte's Camp Holiday that I realized a classroom was where I wanted to be!
I am more interested in Special Education than most other areas, but I love all of it! I am fascinated by my Educational Psychology course this semester--I think I want to pursue research in that area long-term. And I've realized how much I want to help every child, everywhere.
I am working for the Pencil Foundation as a reading tutor at an elementary school in Nashville this year, and I am excited to work on literacy with typically developing 3rd and 4th grade children. This will be a new experience for me, and I can't wait!