Student Identification Report

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Obtaining my undergraduate degree was one of the highlights of my life. By day I attended classes, studied hard and completed my student observation and student teaching requirements. On nights and weekends I worked at a country club working as many shifts as I could to pay for my courses at St. John Fisher College. When I graduated in the spring of 2005 with my Bachelor of Arts in History and my initial teaching certification in hand, I was excited to teach and challenge the young minds of our great state. As I sent application after application to every school district in the tri-city area, I quickly realized that teachers in Western New York State are a dime-a-dozen. Determined to get my foot in the door somewhere, I substituted during the day and continued working shifts at the country club at night and on weekends. With the school district’s increasingly rigid criteria regarding teacher qualifications for candidacy, it did not take me long to comprehend that finding a full time position, even with a master’s degree and a permanent teaching certification, was slim-to-none. Upon this realization I was faced with two options. I could move out of state like so many of my teacher friends or find a new career field. As I adore my family, the very thought of leaving them was painful and I knew this was not an option. As fate …show more content…
I fell in love, got married and had three children. My husband and I have experienced many financial hardships in our short married life. Early on in our marriage an identity theft left us with a foreclosed home and all of our savings gone. Around the same time new management took over and downsized the country club staff, leaving me without a job. To help get us back on our feet I took jobs as a server and daycare worker. During this time my goal was always to find an administrative position and as luck would have it, I found one in an unexpected

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