Alumni Success Stories
What year (years) did you graduate and which program(s) did you complete?
What were some of your biggest challenges after graduating that shaped your career?
What has been your most significant professional accomplishment since graduating?
What year did you graduate and which program did you complete?
While teaching in a foreign country has been such an amazing experience, and I have no regrets deciding to move here, it creates another challenge of living away from my friends and family. As much as I LOVE living in New Zealand, I find that I do really miss the comfort of home. Fortunately, I have found a solid personal support group, as well as within the teaching staff at Gladstone, but nothing can replace home.
Something else I find challenging is being able to accept that I will never finish everything I would like to finish in planning and organizing my classroom. As a primary school teacher, there will ALWAYS be something that needs to be done. Another teacher has taught me to divide my work into three categories, "Must get done," "Eventually needs to be done," and "It would be nice." This way of organizing my many tasks has been a big part in helping me get through my first year of teaching.