A Little Something to Share

There is so much room for growth. Nonetheless, my hope is that we as educators, never loose our spirit. Let us stay focused on the prize. Even if we do not get to see this global endeavor to fruition, we are the ones in the position to enhance the growth and development of early childhood learners and their families today. We are all different, even when we are all the same. Let us be a most formidable alliance for children and families of diverse backgrounds.

One goal that will broaden my proficiencies is to learn more about the issues that I am not very comfortable with, and those that I do not fully understand. At work, I will continue promoting anti-biased language and encourage team members to share their strengths and weaknesses much like we did in this course.

A brief note of thanks to you, colleagues. Your experiences, thoughts and opinions have been instrumental in helping me put it all together. A special thank you goes out to our Professor, Dr. Parrish for her commitment to social justice and equity, and for her interest in each of us.

Published by emijg1015

I began my road to profession during my high school years. I started at a day care center. During my stead, I pursued my love for hospitality and enrolled at the Hudson County Community College Culinary Arts program. Since then, I dedicated a good portion of time in the food and beverage industry. I was always too happy to work and be engaged in every aspect, including doing dishes and mopping to bathrooms and trash. I learned early on that hard work and dedication defined who I was, who I am, and who I will be. During a time of temporary relocation I took on a role as Case Manager for a mostly Hispanic community. Here I fell in love with psychology. Soon after going back home I enrolled in the Psychology program at Argosy University in Sarasota Florida. I applied much of what I learned to how I performed my duties, how I made hiring choices, and more importantly, how to be. On the home front, I applied what I learned when engaging with my family and friends, and in doing so, I have been privileged to inspire my grandchildren to grow up with curiosity and a deep love for adventure. My family is my ultimate love, and my grandkids are my greatest motivators for wanting to pursue an educational path that allows me the opportunity to inspire a young mind. Taking a moment to reflect, I have come full circle. Evaluating the things that I have done, and the strides I have made towards positive professional growth, I return to the place where it all began, school and child care.

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