I never expected to be bit by the teaching bug, but here I am – a proud graduate of the University of Nevada Las Vegas with my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education.
But no man becomes great on his own. I am grateful for all the professors, professionals, families and children I have been able to learn from, work for and work with. The positive support from my family and friends motivated me every day to always be the best version of myself I can be. Feeding off their positive encouragement, I worked tirelessly in my academics and eventually discovered the T.E.A.C.H. scholarship offered to Early Childhood majors. I eagerly applied and received this scholarship which made my pursuit of obtaining a college degree that much more intense and worth it. I am beyond thankful to T.E.A.C.H. for their support, guidance, and patience. Probably more than they know!
The great Tupac Shakur once said, “I’m not saying I’m gonna change the world, but I guarantee that I will spark the mind that will change the world.” As a male head teacher at the UNLV/CSUN preschool, I can genuinely say I love my job. It is these lovely children who will one day become the future leaders of the next generation. I am just glad I can be a small piece of that foundation.
Carl Vincent Esteban
T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Recipient