I view a teachers role as not just as an instructor, but as a guide. We should be finding the strengths that lie within each student and foster those strengths. Teachers wear many different hats and it’s up to us to ensure the well-being of the whole child. Out of high school, I immediately enrolled in my local community college, where I first focused on obtaining my Early Childhood Education units, as to be able to work in a preschool setting. This, as well as working as a paraeducator in a public school setting, allowed me to continue to work with children and gain experience as I finished my undergrad and credential program.