Teacher of the year
October 2021 | Cooperation With Professionals (CPC) | Our Personal Stories

Teacher of the year

Once fearful, unreliable and smelling of alcohol, she now suits up, shows up and can’t believe the life she’s got

I am a first generation college graduate. My mother did not complete high school and when she worked, she cleaned houses and watched other people’s children. When I was growing up, I dreamed of becoming a college graduate with a career in education. But after I finished college and became a young teacher, I just felt like a fraud. I had a habit of comparing how I felt inside with how my colleagues looked on the outside. My fear told me that I didn’t have the intelligence or sophistication to be a professional woman.


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