The power of education, the power of empowering the youth with a voice that allows them to go out into the world and defy every stereotype that the world has of them has become more than a mission, but a passion; it is the green light that keeps me beating on. It’s a lofty goal: one that keeps me awake at night, causes me to shed tears when I see the world they are up against, but I believe in all of my students so very much that I keep pushing forward with the belief that each one of them is a beacon of change.
I am always working at being a better teacher and always challenging myself the same way I challenge all of my students. Every morning, when I drive into the sunrise down the 105 freeway towards King/Drew, I know that I have been blessed to be somewhere so amazing and to have the opportunity to be a teacher at King/Drew; it is a gift that I cherish and hold onto tightly and take very seriously.
When our students walk through the doors of King/Drew and Room 306, I want them to be challenged, to be thinkers, to be scholars, to be pushed intellectually. I will constantly challenge my students, but never will I give them the impossible; my job is not to watch them fail, rather, my job is to help them leave Room 306 better than they were.