First of all, I need to share that I came to USA in 2016 as a work and travel student with big dreams, little knowledge of English language and less than a $1,000 in my bank account. I had to work really hard for my money, got paid very little and worked long hours. I realized after I had my first child that going back to school will not only help me financially and professionally but that will also help my child and family.
I have to admit, it was not an easy short road to get my college degree but I have made it. It required ambition, commitment, organizational skills, lots of help from my dear mom, friends and TEACH of course. Getting off work one hour earlier every day made a tremendous difference in my studying schedule. It gave me the opportunity to work, study and grow professionally in the field early childhood education.
Today I walk proud and grateful because my dream came true, I became more knowledgeable in early childhood education field and I am being promoted as a lead teacher.
T.E.A.C.H. Scholarship Recpient