My Education – Day 63
By Renée Bodkin
It dawned on me today – as one student was stressing me out then another student renewed my faith in this crazy career and the work I do – I am grateful for my education.
I am grateful that I was driven and focused to value my education when I was young. I am grateful for the year and a half at SUNY Brockport then the following 3 and a half years at SUNY Geneseo. Those years gave me a Bachelors degree in Speech-Language Pathology as well as experiences that have guided who I am today. My Master’s degree in Special Education was obtained at St. Bonaventure University’s weekend grad program (where the St. Bonaventure professors came up to Hilbert College and I took intense classes on Friday nights and Saturdays).
So… yep. I’m grateful for this education because it has given me the opportunity to be a special education teacher at Niagara Falls High School. And even on the tough days, I am grateful that I can (hopefully) make a difference in the lives’ of the students I teach! At least some of them.