Wednesday, September 28, 2011


Quote by Hillary Clinton

 “Probably my worst quality is that I get very passionate about what I think is right.”

Excerpt from Hillary Clinton's Speech On -- "It Takes A Village To Raise A Child"
For Bill and me, there has been no experience more challenging, more rewarding, and more humbling than raising our daughter. And we have learned that to raise a happy, healthy and hopeful child, it takes a family, it takes teachers, it takes clergy, it takes business people, it takes community leaders, it takes those who protect our health and safety, it takes all of us.
Yes, it takes a village.

Quotes by Marian Wright Edelman
“If you don't like the way the world is, you change it. You have an obligation to change it. You just do it one step at a time.”

The challenge of social injustice is to evoke a sense of community that we need to make our nation a better place, just as we make it a safer place.”

Quote from Louise Derman-Sparks, Professor Emeritus
“But as I grew up I think I wanted to be-continue to be a teacher because I had just a built in passion that it was important to make a real contribution to the world and to fix all the injustices that existed in the world, and I wanted to do that through teaching.”

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Personal Childhood Web

There are many people who have had a major impact on my life.  I have had the privilege of having influential people who I credited for my success as a teacher, mother, woman, and a person.

My mother, Betty has had a major influence on my life when I was a child.  She influenced me to become a strong woman.  She instilled values and morals that I will carry with me the rest of my life.  She nurtured me with her love and care.  She cared about me when I was going through rough patches in my life, when I wanted top give up.  She made me feel special by taking me shopping, spending time with me, and teaching me how to be respectful.  For that my love for my mother is unconditional.

My teacher, Mrs. Mayberry also had a major influence on my life when I was a child.  She influenced me by always pushing me to be the best I could be. She was that one teacher that followed me throughout school always encouraging me that I had a gift so use it to the best of my knowledge and always strive for the best, nothing less. Mrs. Mayberry was there when I needed her help with anything or just needed someone to just talk to she listened. She made me feel special by always being there when I called.  Mrs. Mayberry  still was given me advice about my career, until this past summer when she passed away.

Another individual who had a major influence on my childhood life is my pastor, Rev. Turner. My pastor has given me advice about life.  He helped mold me into a strong-Christian.  He helped teach me the true meaning of God and the importance of living a clean and spiritual life.  He also taught me the true meaning of good and evil.  I still have a spiritual and open relationship with my pastor.

My grandmother, Willie Mae  is also a person who has had a major influence on my life.  She has been apart of my life since childhood and she still is the most important person in my life.  My grandmother nurtured me with love and kindness.  She empowered me to be strong and also do my best.  She was that person who gave me baths, taught me my prayers, then tucked me into bed.  She took me to church and she would always take me to McDonald's.  My childhood memories of her are all happy and fun times.  She still calls me everyday encouraging me to always do well in life.

My best friend, Angie is a person who has had a influence on my life. She has been in my life since we were in daycare together. She encourage me each and everyday to stay with it never give up, never settle for less. She always was there when I truly needed her through the good and the bad times of my childhood life and now as a adult. She always made me feel special  by caring for me and  always motivating me. I can remember this one time when I was home sick and couldn't go to school, she was there with me that whole day doing whatever she could to make me feel better.My childhood memories with her was always one that made me smile. She still encourages and motivates me in my career, education, and family life. 

Saturday, September 17, 2011

All About Me!

My favorite quote about children actually is a quote that comes from the bible.  It states, "Train up a child in the way that he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it"-Proverbs22:6.  I feel that if you teach a child to go in the right direction when they are young, then if they go astray then they will return to the teachings that taught them the right way.

One of my favorite childhood books is actually Cinderella.  I loved reading Cinderella because it encourages you to never give up in life.  It shows no matter how bad things are for you,at the end there is a happy ending.  All of us want to feel important and special in life and Cinderella  was a fairy tale that allowed you to feel that way.

A image of a child's drawing that stays with me is that of a 5yr old autistic girl who was in my class.  The picture was of a rainbow.  The rainbow had colors that a rainbow usually would not have. I felt that because of the colors of the rainbow she was expressing how she actually felt.  I felt that the image was important because as teachers we have to step outside of the box to actually understand what a child is saying.  Each image or picture has its own significant representation of what a child is trying to say.

Sunday, September 11, 2011


This has definitely been a journey for me today.  I have never done this before.  So please bare with me.  I am not the best computer expert, especially with blogs, twitter, and facebook.  I only use the computer for educational/school purposes.  So here we go!