Journey into Education and Teaching
| 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.
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
|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.|
Paraprofessional Teacher Preparation Grant
(MA Department of Higher Education)