Alyssa Swearingen

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Alyssa Swearingen

Alyssa Swearingen

As most people in the USA are in class or at work, trying their best to stay inside and away from the cold, my mother was in labor with a 6 pound, green-eyed, brown-haired little girl. A girl she will come to name Alyssa deAn Swearingen. This girl was me. I knew pretty early on what I wanted to do when I got older. Ever since the second grade I knew I wanted to teach. As I got older, my love for teaching never changed. I know it's what I want to do...

Where I stand now, there are a ton of things I still need to learn to become the amazing teacher I hope to become. I think something that is important for me to know is how to manage a whole classroom. Working as a gymnastics instructor I learned how to manage, control, and teach children; however, I never worked with more than seven kids. As an elementary school teacher, I will need to know how to teach about fifteen students at a time. I also would like to learn how to help students bring out their creativity and uniqueness.

There are a couple of skills and talents I have acquired in my lifetime that could prove to be useful in the classroom environment. Being a gymnast for seven years, I learned the imporance of discipline and persistence. This is important because these characteristics can be taught to the students. After gymnastics, I decided to become a cheerleader and actress. This proved to be helpful because I now know how to be energetic and entertaining, which will help keep the students' attention while teaching. Recently, I landed a job as a gymnastics coach. Through this job, I learned how to become a leader. I also learned how to work with children that have learning disabilities.

What I Know

Who am I?

What I Need to Know

So you ask, who am I? I am someone who some may describe as an optimistic. I always believe that the cup is indeed half full. There's always a positive side to every negative. I find excitement in the smallest things in the world, and I try my best to put others before myself. I grew up in a single-parent household as the youngest of seven children, so I've always known how to share and not be selfish. With all the siblings came nieces and nephews, so I was always around children. Because of this, my love for working with children grew strongly and quickly. Another factor that influenced me greatly in my decision to become an educator were my teachers from the past. Throughout my years as a student, I have come across numerous teachers that were so passionate about their job. This inspired me.


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