Growing up in California I learned a lot about the many opportunities that are very easily passed by in order to find the "easy" way out. I learned by watching others that there is no “easy” way out and the only way is through education. I've seen many wasted talents that would have made it with a little bit of motivation and positive reinforcements. My parents, both Hispanic, never made it to high school and decided to work instead in order to help their families survive. I am a mother of three wonderful Latino boys and I want nothing but the best for them. I know that the only way to make sure they go to college is by serving as a good example and being there when they need me to be.
I chose to be an art teacher not only for my passion for art but for the passion I possess for our future. I still believe in humanity and I still believe that our future lies in our youth. I want to open doors and show them the path towards success; I don't want my students to have an excuse not to succeed. I want to be that art teacher that I always wanted and never had, I will pour out my soul in order for my students to discover theirs.