My journey to becoming a teacher started at Ivy Tech. I chose a small community college close to home. My goal was to achieve two years of college and transfer to the Elementary Teacher program offered through Ivy Tech. This program was located about 5 minutes away from Ivy Tech. I didn't have to drive far and I already knew the professors! On the plus side, I would be with the same classmates I have been with.
Just like everyone else life happens and I decided to just get my associates and work full time. I was dealing with different circumstances in life and the right choice (I thought) was to get a degree and work full time. I achieved my Associates Degree in the year 2016. I started working at a daycare and became an infant teacher. It was nice having money to pay my bills and buy extra things I wanted. A year went by and I just felt that I could do more with my life. I always wanted to be a teacher but felt that I "COULDN'T" do the schooling part.
I decided to go back to school and called Ivy Tech to see if the Elementary Program was still available. Sadly, they couldn't get enough people, so that program closed down. I kept telling myself if only I stuck with it and went on to my bachelor's degree I would have been able to go to that program and graduate a lot sooner. But we all know "crap" happens! Ivy Tech told me the program moved to IUE which is over an hour drive for me and I knew that was totally out of the picture. I told my mom about IUE and how far away it was. With no hesitation, she said let's go look at it. We took a tour that following week and we both fell in love with the school. I knew this was going to be the school where I will get the most one-on-one attention and the best education. This is where I continued my journey to becoming a teacher.