Catholic Teacher Personal Statement

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My passion to be a teacher in the Catholic school system has started a long time ago when I decided the teaching profession was for me. I was just coming out of my Catholic high school and I had made a decision to take a Bachelor of Health Science Degree, in physical education and biology with the end goal to become a high school teacher. It was during this time when I noticed myself asking for help a lot and depending on God’s plan to determine my success. "Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened.” (Matthew 7:7, Ask, and It Will Be Given). In reassurance I would pray to pass the …show more content…
Killen DeBeers article talks about how experiences, feelings, thoughts and beliefs ignite images and insight as we reflect and embrace on our journey through life (1994). Being brought up in a Catholic community and school system has built my moral foundation, beliefs and values that I wish to share with others through my teaching practice. The Catholic school system is a compassionate, caring and supportive environment with the idea of a family community. The community becomes your family as the Catholic school system welcomes diversity and teaches individuals to love, respect and treat everyone and everything as you wish to be treated, as we are all brothers and sisters and children of God. I want to be able to teach and share these amazing teachings in all my classrooms. To create opportunities where every student feels welcomed, loved and community growth is formed is my intention for all classrooms, the Catholic school system enforces these values on a day to day bases. I really loved my school experience because I was surrounded by family, friends and faith. This experience in the Catholic school system has shaped my individual spirituality and faith and has created a lifelong bond and relationship with God. I want my classroom to become a place where inquiry, communication, exploration and discovery are …show more content…
I grew up with a strong Italian background, my parents and grandparents wanted me to inherit many of the cultural beliefs and values. The Roman Catholic Church has been a place where my family and I gather to pray, for many occasions and celebrations. Here, grew my love for God and faith, I was able to reflect and pray and be one with God as I was in his presence. My family supported the love for God and this urgency to practice my faith. From infancy I have been going through all the sacraments of life, as I got older I started to understand the teachings and values more clearly. The Roman Catholic Church has been a second home for me and the community has become family. I grew up learning and building a love for the morality, compassion, teachings, discipline, support and safety that comes with being a part of the Catholic community and attending Catholic school. The Catholic traditions that I have experienced throughout my life have shaped the way I experience God now. “Scripture and Tradition are mutually related: Tradition gave birth to the Scriptures and is always necessary in order to interpret the Scriptures; the Scriptures, in turn, are the text that definitively expresses the Apostolic Tradition” (Ontario Catholic Secondary Curriculum

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