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Brittany Powell on Teachers of New Jersey

My journey into education was almost an accident; I always loved working with kids but did not think I would be a teacher. For me, one of the most important aspects of being an educator is representation. I have a student who is a foster child and usually quiet and not very talkative in class. One day, she asked to have lunch with me and as we were having lunch, she drew a picture of us. In the picture, we were both 3rd grade students and she told me that she wished I was her best friend and that we could go through school together. Although teaching for me may have almost been an accident, I am so glad it happened. I am glad that my students can see themselves in me.
Friday, October 13, 2017

My journey into education was almost an accident; I always loved working with kids but did not think I would be a teacher. For me, one of the most important aspects of being an educator is representation. I have a student who is a foster child and usually quiet and not very talkative in class. One day, she asked to have lunch with me and as we were having lunch, she drew a picture of us. In the picture, we were both 3rd grade students and she told me that she wished I was her best friend and that we could go through school together. Although teaching for me may have almost been an accident, I am so glad it happened. I am glad that my students can see themselves in me. (New Jersey '15)