This is my daughter Angel, a senior in high school this year, and ever since she was in kindergarten she has wanted to be a teacher. Throughout the years, even with and IEP in place for comprehension issues she has done amazing. When she hit eighth grade her teacher Mrs. Maker had pushed and encouraged her to read more and do reports, and from that point on she has wanted to be an Early Childhood learning, focus in elementary English teacher. She always wanted to work with elementary level and this was when she found what she wanted to teach. I want more than anytime in this world for her to reach and go further than she ever dreamed. She loves working with the children and she's already inspired many and wants to do more to help them grow. She helps her autistic cousin who is 10 and her 6 year old cousin who is ADHD and its amazing to watch. They respond to her to well.
Angel, has a dream of going to NKU (Northern Kentucky University), but since we moved about two years ago it has changed and she wants to go to University of Texas. To get her Early Childhood teaching degree and is having trouble application fees for college. She is trying to find a job around here but we live so far from things it harder with her being in school. They don't want to hire her let alone myself and the closest town is over flown with teenagers looking or already working before we even moved. And the other town that's larger my daughter has been told and so have i that we live to far. So, its been a real struggle.
Angel has always had a gift that can't be explained, she has always helped everyone and worked with children who do or do not have have disability. She does not see it that way she sees them all as special. She was raised to the fact that just because someone is different that have thoughts and feelings too. She had a friend who moved in elementary that she defended and learned sign language to communicate with her and her name was Meghan. She has a baby cousin and a couple other small ones that just adore her and she takes care of when their mother and I are working.
At this time she is in her High school working with those who are special and they all love her (including the teachers) and want her to help and take care of them. She is actually in a teaching class that allows her to do so and has taken them since she has moved to Texas.
Angel was in Marching Band at a school that first opened its doors to students as a freshman. She did both Marching Band and Concert Band and the band did amazing. The school had opened and had combined two schools high schools into one. She made many new friends. And she loves her Band members. She talks about them often when something reminds her of one of them or something that person would do. She worked with kids in the school with disabilities. That is explained a little more down below.
The second half of her Sophomore year we moved to Texas to get a new start and be closer to family. I personally, was struggling and needed a new start in hopes to do better for my three children. Only to find, that the struggle to survive and pay bills to be harder. But, Angel and her younger brothers where nothing but supportive of everything. About a year later and Covid-19 hit. I found a part time job after many interviews throughout the year and getting nowhere fast. I still struggle and want to do more by all my children. Never got any child support to help pay anything because he ended up getting SSI and they could not touch him to get anything from him. So, it has always been a struggle since she was 5. There where many times I was good but depending on the time of year the hours would not always be there.
Angel has looked into the cost and for her to do so it's 8-13,000 a year that does not include drive time to and from or to be able to do the program when needing to go into a real classroom for life experience and learning. It also does not include a place to live till she can get on her feet. She needs help paying for a car to drive (Nothing Fancy). A deposit for a place to stay $250, $1800 a semester for food and living on campus to get her by till she gets a job and on her own two feet. Also, So that she can support herself and not have a debt that follows her as I do.
Anything that you can do to help her reach her dream is going to be greatly appreciated and help a young girl become a mind shaper of the future. We need this ASAP to make sure she has a place to stay and a way to get there. She loves helping and teaching those she is working with now. Though she has much to learn, she wants this more than anything in this world. Help a young Lady become one of the teachers who shapes children minds and into amazing adult of the future.
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