The University of South Carolina. I plan to graduate in May 2014 with Leadership Distinction in Professional and Civic Engagement.
Through my major in Early Childhood Education, internship experiences, and peer leadership opportunities, I have come to understand that the impact of a teacher extends far beyond the classroom. I have also learned that the possible ways I can personally contribute are much broader than I first imagined. At the core, I have developed a passion for helping children see the possibilities in themselves, but I have also learned that the role of a teacher is multi-faceted. As a teacher, I will impact families and my colleagues in the schools. I will have opportunities to be an advocate for children, families, and education. The skills I have developed through my experiences at USC have provided a strong foundation for my future work and contributions to the greater community.
This e-portfolio highlights concepts that I believe are important in my ability to make difference and illustrates the kind of skills that that I have developed. It includes examples from my class work and from my involvement beyond the classroom. Together, these experiences have prepared me to be a collaborative educational leader. The leadership project described in this portfolio is just a small example of the kind of work that I will continue to build on as I grow throughout my career and work with others to provide the best possible opportunities for all children.
NOTE: This e-portfolio was created to help readers understand the framework, required sections, type of artifacts, and appropriate language for an e-portfolio meeting the criteria to Graduate with Leadership Distinction.