The original purpose of this blog was to fulfill an assignment request for my classwork in my Learning Theory course. However, since that time, I have discovered the blog is a great way for me to chronicle my journey through higher education, the learning I am exploring, while at the same time, hopefully, engendering feedback from others on a similar journey. To say I am “into” lifelong learning would be an understatement. Learning defines who I am. I am honestly happiest when I am learning, researching, reading or challenging my mind with some new information… or, alternatively, passing that information along.
Since beginning this blog, I have completed my Masters in Instructional Design and Technology, as well as several graduate units in Educational Psychology. I have also recently cleared my California Teaching Credential in Single Subject Science: Biology and Health (September 2014). In fact, I am currently studying to add another subject to my credential and am scheduled to take the CSET: Geoscience in November 2014.
My employment experiences reflect my loyalty and passion. Prior to working as a secondary science instructor, I worked as a legal assistant for the Law Office of F. Elliot Goldman in Brea, California for six years. When I moved to the inland empire I fulfilled my goal of becoming a secondary instructor, which I found incredibly fulfilling. After the passing of my youngest son, Danny, my husband and I moved back to Orange County and I went back to work for the Law Office of F. Elliot Goldman temporarily (three years already) … until I put my ducks in order and was able to go back to teaching.
Currently, my family life is a blessing being happily married for over 14 years with a sweet, kind, generous, and intelligent 11 year old to show for it! I have completed my credential and my Master’s degree. I am ready to get back into teaching! I cannot wait. Now I just need to prove myself to the Orange County and Los Angeles County School Districts, then I will be able to enjoy my fulfilling career as a secondary science teacher again. Boy, I miss being a teacher a lot.