S: YOU AND THE PROFESSION PRESENTATION
FC: Hi! My name is Lindsey Munson and I live in Sumner, Washington.
1: I graduated this last June 2010 from the University of Washington with a Bachelors of Art in Early Childhood and Family Studies. As of right now I am subbing as a Paraeducator in the Sumner school district and getting the Early Childhood masters and certificate.
3: I chose this career because I have a family with a lot of little children all around. I have always been great with kids, but I also loved the feeling I had when I would help them in learning to read, write, and other developmental areas. So I thought why not do what I love every day? It was a no brainer!
4: My first choice is to be a kindergarten teacher, because this is the first interaction with formal schooling for many of the children and the first experience is very crucial for the beginning of many years of school they will be in.
5: If I had to choose another job in the field I would be a first grade teacher because the areas of development like reading and writing are still growing at a rapid rate, and the children are more use to the school environment.
6: Professional Goal Statement As a kindergarten teacher I want to have each child's first year in a formal school to be a positive experience so that they learn to love school at an early age. I also hope each child's year is full of developmental successes, in which they will experience their full potential. In turn I hope this will teach them confidence and self- esteem, as well as socio-emotional skills which will help them flourish in all aspects of their time in the classroom with the teacher and peers as well as in their every day lives.
7: These are my goals because as a future kindergarten teacher these are the goals I feel are important in a classroom. Too many times I see children in kindergarten classes that do not get enough support, which makes them feel like they are failing in what they are doing and gives them poor self-esteem and confidence in their work in the classroom. Children need teachers to believe in them so they can believe in themselves as students.