There are many reasons that motivate me to become a school leader such as principal, supervisor or superintendent for school for the deaf or deaf programs in any school districts in the future. I was born deaf and I am the product of the special educational system myself. I was able to graduate from High School with a regular educational diploma, and I earned a Bachelor's Degree from Gallaudet University. I was fortunate to start my professional career as a special education teacher for the deaf. I am fully certified by the State of Texas in Special Education, as well as, in Deaf Education, ASL, and awaiting for Principal certification and for the past two years, I taught at Memorial High School in McAllen, Texas. Currently I am graduate student majoring in Education Administration to become a school leader.
As a deaf person and a professional in the field of education, I am committed to enhancing my knowledge in diverse areas such as education methodologies for special needs population, curriculum development and multi-cultural awareness, which not only have always interested me, but after teaching for almost two years, I consider critical in order to provide the best education for students who are in need of especial education. I have always welcomed the chance to participate in various activities in the academic field and to provide services for the community. I participated in a summer educational and cultural exchange program between Gallaudet University and Carlos V Universidad Complutense of Madrid, Spain, which taught me about different approaches to education in a multicultural setting. I taught ASL one year at South Texas College to hearing students wishing to learn the language or become interpreters.
I am young, ready to learn and capable of rising to the challenge. I will honor the opportunity of obtaining my Master of Education Administration in Deaf and Special Education from Lamar University because I believe it will provide me with the best tools to educate youngsters with special needs in our Texas educational system.