I am a graduate student at the University of Georgia in Math Education. I graduated in May, 2001 with a BBA in Finance. I decided that I did not want to go into the business world right now, so I had to start thinking about what I wanted to do for a living.
A few things led me to teaching. I have been a Young Life leader at a private school called Athens Academy for the past 3 or 4 years, and I have coached baseball there for the last three. Young Life is a relational ministry to introduce high school kids to Jesus. These things and others have shown me how much I love being with kids that age, and I want to continue being a part of their lives. I have always enjoyed math so it just seemed to fall into place to teach.
I do not know when or where I will start teaching, but I am looking forward to the challenge. I know that it will stretch me no matter where I end up.
On a side note, I would like to say that I have loved my time here at Georgia. I have had such a great time with all of my friends, and unfortunately, I am going to have to say good-bye to many of them at the end of this summer. I will miss them, but I know that I will stay close to many of them. These people have meant the world to me the last few years.