So there are only several weeks left in the school year and before I head to the Houston Institute. There is a ton of stuff I need to get done before then. This includes wrapping up classes, clearing out my apartment, making moving arrangements, and plenty of pre-institute work.
My accounting teachers gave me a bit of a challenge with taking my finals early but we finally came to a compromise. I’ll miss induction to take the finals before finals week so I’ll still be able to catch all of institute. Aaargh!! I love quarters in any other occasion. Hopefully I’ll have time to bond with other Houston corps members during institute too.
There is a good amount of reading and exercises to do to prepare for institute. It’s interesting so it’s not bad at all…just a little difficult to try to fit it into my already overwhelming schedule. I’ve decided to do an exercise a week. That shouldn’t be too difficult and I’ll be done in time.
Other than that I heard about an opportunity to get a M.Ed. at the University of Houston during the 2 year committment. That sounds so great! I definitely got to do that. My current goals are to teach for at least 4 years, obtain my masters and principal certification during that time, then I want to work on a doctorate in education, if possible I could maybe be an assistant principal during that time if the doctorate program can be part time. Some programs like the one offered at Columbia has a dual doctorate and MBA program..that would be absolutely perfect. After I complete that I want to continue to work in administration either as a principal and work my way up to be a superintendent or become a founding school leader for a KIPP school. When the time arises I’d like to open my own charter school though and do things how I see fit. And after alllll of that maybe become U.S. Secretary of Education. Sound good? I got pretty big goals.. but it all starts with Teach For America.
Well anyway that’s pretty much all that’s going on. Oh yeah! Today I had training to be a student facilitator for this program we have at Ohio State call Blueprint College. The focus of the program is helping potentially first generation college students and their families become familiar with what it takes to go to college while their children are still at a young age (elementary age.) I’ll be working with 1st graders facilitating activities that promote college and help create interest in going. It’s an awesome program! I’m so excited to work on this.
I’ll update you if anything else happens related to TFA. Otherwise it will probably be like a month before I have more to write about the process. Ciao!