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My Mission

My mission is to work in the field of education, until I see the fruits of my labor.  The word of God calls us to teach, to love, to preach, to give, to listen, and to endure the good fight. My mission is to live and to teach students by example how to be honest, ethical, moral citizens.  Ones who are true to themselves and others, seekers of knowledge.  To teach those who are willing to learn… be they 30, 70 or 100 and to continue to believe that a teacher can and should make a difference

The first step in any meaningful change effort is to ensure that each part of the system is supporting the ultimate goal of the enterprise; in the case of schools, this is student learning (Hargreaves & Fullan, 2011, p.141).

Leadership refers to activity that is designed by organizational members to influence the motivation, knowledge, affect, or practice of other organizational members to initiate and bring about change in the organization’s core work (p.205).

 

My Teaching Philosophy

Education is the door between living a life of ignorance and living the life of knowledge, wisdom and truth. 

Education should bring up a society, causing people to no longer be slaves to their own judgement, but seekers of truth and justice: lovers of humanity, honesty, hard work, and determination.  Men and women who seek to do what is right, what is good for the better of the world in which they live.  Education should bring about much needed change.  A society without education is a chaotic one that will surely come to ruin.

My Vision

My vision for America’s future citizens is that they be productive citizens who honor truth and understand what it is to have wisdom.  That they give of themselves in whatever they do.  So, if they choose to be janitors, let them be the best janitors out there.  That if they choose to be accountants, lawyers, doctors, nurses, etc. they be the best they can be!  A society that is secure in the values, morals and ethics that hopefully they have been taught.  Abraham Lincoln once stated:

Let no young man choosing the law for a calling for a moment yield to the popular belief—resolve to be honest in all events; and if in your own judgement you cannot be an honest [person], resolve to be honest without being a lawyer (Basler, et al., 2015). 

It saddens me to see so much violence, so much hatred, and so much anger in students, young men and women who are just starting their lives.  It makes me worry about our educational system. 


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Reference

Basler, R.P., et al. (2015). Selected quotations by Abraham Lincoln. Retrieved from

http://www.abrahamlincolnonline.org/lincoln/speeches/quotes.htm

Hargreaves, A., & Fullan, M. (2009). Change wars. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.