How did you first get into your profession?
I realized during high school that I had an aptitude for helping my classmates in mathematics. I decided to become a teacher and make it my career.
What business advice would you give someone just starting in your industry?
Know that education is all about the intrinsic rewards that come with being able to make a difference, every day. If you ever feel like you are weary of working with children, it’s time to find another line of work.
What is the biggest challenge your industry is facing?
Challenging budgets limiting the effectiveness of classroom teachers due to large classes is problematic. Additionally, the educational system is struggling to find a way to move from the industrial model of instruction to one that is able to meet students’ individual needs. We need to innovate and transform what education looks like for the students of today to be prepared for the world of tomorrow.