A vital foundation

I’m honored to be part of one of the world’s most honorable professions. Teachers are the foundation for all other vocations. – Julian Vasquez Heilig, Ph.D. Dean and Professor, UK College of Education

Fulfilling a dream

I have wanted to be a teacher since I was 6 years old. Since then, I’ve focused my energy on learning how to teach because I believe every student deserves the very best I have to offer. Teaching is my way of giving back to my community and making a … Read More

Learning from the past to prepare for the future

I want to be a Social Studies teacher because I want to educate our youth about the past. During the last couple of years I have realized how little people truly know about our history as a nation and the history of the world in general. By being a social … Read More

A voice for the voiceless

I chose to become a special education attorney because I want to a voice for the voiceless! I want to be the one who helps make a change in education law! – Lauryn Bervine, Special Education and pre-law

A positive influence

I want to be a teacher because I love working with kids, and I want to make an impact in their lives. I admired many of my teachers in school growing up and really looked up to them. They had an influence on my decision to pursue teaching. – Quinn … Read More

The heart of a role model

I decided to become a teacher because it is where my heart has always been. I wouldn’t be who I am today without the support and encouragement of my former teachers, and I want to serve that role in the lives of my own students. I’m excited to see what … Read More

Inspired to achieve

My former wrestling coach and an English teacher, Mr. Kuykendal (Coach K), inspired me. Throughout high school, he pushed me to work hard for my goals and dreams in life. He has helped me become a better person. – Max Senger, Kinesiology and Health Promotion major

A two-way street

I chose to teach in the field of physical education teacher education because it was the perfect blend of my love for being active with creating lifelong friendships with people. Teaching really is a rewarding profession due to the lives I am able to impact and the students who, in … Read More

A lasting impression

The moment I knew I wanted to become a teacher was when my physical education teacher in high school (Madison Central High School, Richmond, KY), Sue Tussey, made such an impression on me my freshman year that I decided to take physical education with her again my senior year. – … Read More

A ‘revolutionary,’ personal discovery

I discovered teaching was for me when I took an “introduction to education” course in college, just because I was curious.  I was assigned to observe an 8th grade American History class.  The teacher asked me to teach a lesson on Revolutionary War battles one day, which proved to be … Read More

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