Education for an Educator?

For those of you not wanting to read the lengthy plea below:

I am online panhandling to help bridge the income gap I need to fill in order to move from Santa Cruz to Sonoma County to pursue my Master's Degree and Teaching Credential at Sonoma State. It's not often that I ask for help, especially monetary, but this is something I firmly believe is the right path in order to be the best educator I can be. Be one of the first 10 to donate $100, get a small incentive later in the Fall.Every little bit help? :) 


The Lengthy Plea: 

Since graduating high school in 2006, I have been self supporting and enrolled at least part time in classes at various colleges. Finally, after 8 years of trying to figure out the hows and whats of my life, I will be graduating college with a Bachelor's Degree in Human Development. (At this point in my life, I am so educated, I can even tell you what "or bust!" means) But this is not the end of the road for me. The last four years I have spent learning and working in Santa Cruz have instilled in me a passion for teaching, one that I want to continue to kindle by pursuing an even higher education, moving on to a Master's Degree in Education and becoming a fully credentialled teacher. 

I applied at Sonoma State University because they offer a unique combination of degrees, which will allow me, in my opinion, to become the best teacher I am capable of being. In the changing world of education, I want to be a teacher who can help foster children's creativity, imagination, and self esteem, in a way that is Developmentally Appropriate and caters to their learning styles and needs. I applied for the program, I've been accepted, and I am enrolled in classes, which will start two days after the end of my Bachelor's Program (yikes!). 

That being said - it's going to take an enormous amount of extra work and income to be able to move myself from Santa Cruz to Sonoma County in the next three months. I have opened up this page in the hope that those of you who have been so supportive and interested in my education and work with children, that you might be willing to invest a little further in my journey. I have gone over my budget and even with extra work, I will be cutting my expenses quite tightly and worry I will not be able to make the move in time. Any money donated will be recieved with humble thanks and extreme gratitude, and not a penny will be wasted frivlously. 

As an incentive (since I also always feel strange not reciprocating something when it is given) - for the first 10 people who donate $100+ and send me a mailing address, I will (after the move in August) send you a small care package with a few handmade things, by December, as a token of my appreciation for your help. (After 10 people I can't commit to more than that as I will, of course, be focusing on graduate courses). 

Thank you for simply taking the time to read through all of this. Even simple verbal support will be greatly appreciated, as I work to figure out all the logistics of this massive change in my life, over the next few months. 


  • Anonymous 
    • $200 
    • 82 mos
  • Leif (and family) McArthur 
    • $40 
    • 83 mos
  • Liz Wiley 
    • $200 
    • 84 mos
  • Alexandra Woods 
    • $100 
    • 84 mos
  • Matthew Whitaker 
    • $100 
    • 84 mos
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