I’ve always enjoyed hands-on and creative activities. While attending Leicester High School, I completed an English assignment that required me to create a script and make a related video commercial. Over the course of this project, I discovered that I enjoyed the technical aspects of setting up, directing, and recording scenes. I also enjoyed the editing process of creating a story, and I knew that a job in design would be a profession I would enjoy. After high school, I attended Worcester State University where I received a 4-year degree in Communications from Worcester State University. I then worked in industry for 13 years where my experience creating and producing marketing videos for corporations and news organizations later informed me to pursue a career in Education. I obtained two Masters degrees, the first being in Occupational Education from Fitchburg State University and the second in Educational Leadership from Endicott College. Today, I am a Design and Visual Curriculum teacher at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School. Teaching allows me to still focus on design and creativity in the workplace and grow enthusiasm for these subjects with students. Teaching also has enabled my students and I to do important community projects that benefit local organizations. Every day, I look forward to the changes in the school environment, whether that be in the music students listen to, the sports teams they follow, or the politics they are debating. I have learned over time that many students have separate social and emotional situations that are not always connected to education or curriculum. I have found that patience, understanding, and compassion for others’ feelings are key qualities a teacher needs to develop in order to work best with students. I enjoy helping my school community, and in the future, I would like to continue coaching sports and staying on top of the changes in my trade.