I have a passion for educating the youth. I want to share that passion by inspiring student's to become successful in life. I see a teacher's position as a mentor, who guides students to develop while assisting the students when approriate. By creating a classroom that is based on respect and high expectations, students will learn while developing thinking skills that will help them in life. Students need to learn life concepts, as well as educational ones. By finding the balence between the two, then they can learn how to be a useful memeber of society while learning in a curricular context.