Ms. Oxendine

Which describes your path to becoming a teacher most closely?

Lateral Entry

What did you major in in college and what college degrees do you have?

Undergrad: Psychology and Dance

Grad: Dance Movement Therapy

When in your life did you decide you wanted to become a teacher?

After my first year of teaching! I fell in love and realized that I was pretty good at teaching.

Did you complete student teaching before becoming a teacher? If so, describe that experience.

Yes, I did and she was a great dance teacher with lots of wonderful documentation of her work .

Would you recommend your path to becoming a teacher to others? Why or why not?

Yes!!! There are not enough dance teachers but plenty of potential for more teachers especially in North Carolina.

How many years of experience to you have in the classroom? Do you plan to remain a teacher or do you have other career aspirations?

I have eight years of experience in the classroom. I do have other career aspirations but I will be teaching for a few more years before I make a full career transition.