What did you want to be when you grew up?
I actually wanted to be a pediatrician, but I felt more passion with working hands on, and actually teaching children different skills, and being creative.
How did you learn of the job opportunity at Porter-Leath?
I actually did an online search. When I entered my information, Porter-Leath popped up, so I actually looked up Porter-Leath online, and that’s when I said, “okay, I need to go ahead and submit my application,” so I did that online.
What drew you to Porter-Leath?
What drew me to Porter-Leath was the foundation. When I read of the history and how far Porter-Leath had grown, and that they work with families, they work with children, they work outside in the community, I was like “this is where I need to be.”
What’s the best part of being a teacher at Porter-Leath?
The best part of being a teacher at Porter-Leath is I get to see smiling children every day.
What does it take to succeed as a teacher at Porter-Leath?
You have to have good communication skills and that passion and that patience. Patience is one my biggest things, because when you have that down time with just that parent and that child, you can build on that relationship.
How have you been successful at Porter-Leath?
I think I’ve been successful at Porter-Leath because I’m able to do what I love. Everyday is something new. Give them that quality time, because even with us having those 8 kids, you still have to have that individual time with that one child - it builds that security - that blanket to say “okay, I know I can trust you”. When the teacher actually gives that care, it makes the child feel good, and when it make the child feels good, it makes the parents feel good that they know they trust that teacher with that child. “You wanna take ‘em home with you?” “No, I can’t take em home with me.” But I really love what I do.