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Journey into Education and Teaching

Cohort 1 Profile

Bristol Community College

The candidate quotes are excerpted from the personal statements they wrote as part of the application process, in answer to the question, "why do you want to teach?

 indicates those who have transferred to the JET program at UMass Dartmouth and their UMD cohort number.

April Cabral: If I can make a difference in just one child's life, to see the expression on their face when they accomplish something they never thought they could, is so rewarding.
 Susan Cabral: I want to become a teacher because I love helping children learn. This is a dream come true.
 Lorraine Chasse: I want to teach so that I can share my love for learning with children. I hope that my love of children and learning will be contagious. Paula Correia: I want to become a teacher because it has been a dream of mine for a long time. I want to be an inspiration to children.
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Tammy Couture: Seeing the proud smile on a child's face when they learn a new skill is a wonderful experience. Taking part in a child's success is a rewarding opportunity. Anne Curry: I think the JET program is a fantastic opportunity to continue my progression in education. I enjoy teaching now in my limited capacity and would love to continue as a teacher.
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Paula Demeule: If I could help one student to work to their best potential, and become successful in his/her life, then I did something right.  Elizabeth Fisher:I find my job challenging and gratifying. When my students achieve success, I also feel a sense of accomplishment.
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Lisa Gemaly: I would like to teach because I find it very rewarding to watch a child learn something new with my help. Knowing that I can make a difference in someone’s life as a teacher has been my goal for as long as I can remember.   Tracey Giasson: The reason why I would like to teach is to make a difference in a child's life. Education is important and I would like to bring new and fresh ideas to the classroom.
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Exsilda Gonzalez: I would like to teach because if I could make a positive difference in the life of a child, then I know that I have touched the future of the world. Alison Horrigan: My background is in high needs school districts, and I look forward to giving back to children who grew up much like myself.
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Jodi Keating: I want to be a teacher because I love working with children and I want to inspire, teach, and make a difference in the lives of my future students.  Karen LaFrance: I would like to be a teacher because I enjoy children and love to be a part of their learning experience. Especially when they grasp an idea and you see the understanding in their face, it is a rewarding feeling.
Charlotte Lizotte: Teaching has always been a passion for me. I feel that I have what it takes to reach out to some of these young children, and to eventually make a difference in their lives.  Melissa Lucas:
Fernanda Noia: I am always learning new strategies to help students achieve higher learning goals, and to maintain composure during challenging and stressful situations. Colleen Pavao: I want to teach because I love learning and I would like to pass on my love for learning to my own students.
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Shannon Whitehead: I have very high respect for the teachers I have worked with. They have a way about them that they can change the lives of the children they work with.  
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