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Who is your greatest role model?
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My greatest role model is my mom because she gives out great tips and helped me know that special education was the career for me. I helped out in her preschool class and got to see the children with special needs thrive in their development.
My daugher, she has overcome so many obstacles and keeps plugging away,
My cousin darren. He was diagnosed with autism in a young age. Darren has overcome a lot of struggle with communication and language in school. In late highschool he was nominated for homecoming court and took the star lead in his school production. He received a tremendous amount or support and interventions and continued to believe in himself to become the amazing young man he is today.
My greatest role model is Eunice Kennedy Shriver. She stood up for her sister, Rosemary, who had an intellectual disability during a time in our history that individuals such as Rosemary were institutionalized. She started a movement that recognized the strengths and the offerings that individuals with disabilities had.
My father is my greatest role model. He is an amazing Dad, friend, and teacher. He recently retired from his career of education at the university level and was able to have a very successful career as a Doctor in Theology while also emphasizing the importance of spending time with family and friends along with pursuing his interests both inside of and outside of his career.
My greatest role model is my Kindergarten teacher. He love and passion for teaching is what made me want to be a Kindergarten teacher. I still speak to her to this day and I have wanted to grow up and be just liker her since I was in her Kindergarten class.
It's sounds cliche, but my husband is one of my biggest role models. He's been through heart surgery, losing his first wife to cancer, being a single father, and he's a police officer. He's postive, loving, hard-working and he encourages me to be better, keep going, and enjoy life.
I have had several great role models in education over the last few years...some teachers and some administrators and I have learned many things from all of them. But, my greatest role models typically come from the students I work with. They teach me the greatest patience, courage, and resilience that I could ever hope to have.
Ms. Sage modeled investment in providing quality instruction through persistence and finding resources through research.
My greatest role model was my teacher who taught me to be patient, organized and versitile.