When I was 13 years old, I took a mechanical drawing class at the local Vo-Tech school during summer break. I had to ride my bike there and back every day. I enjoyed the class enough to decide that I might want to be an architect someday when I grew up.
After starting college with one degree program and finishing with another, and finding employment in a field outside of my degree, I can now safely say that I did not become an architect.
The dictionary defines Architect as:
a person who designs and guides a plan or undertaking.
As an educator, I feel like I have designed and guided an undertaking every day of my career. My undertaking is to make students the best people that they can be.
Planning and providing opportunities for students to show their passion for learning.
Guiding students to share, create, give, make, question and most of all…
Giving students the example of what a person can be, and how they can treat others.
I’m happy to say that I did become an architect.
Designing learning opportunities for children.
Guiding them to be the best that they can be.
Inspiring them to be the dreamers of dreams.