I understand the importance of being flexible and compassionate in sometimes stressful situations. Students need a mentor who can understand them by showing interest in their activities and hobbies. I believe the writing process should be a labor of love for students, not a meaningless drill. For two consecutive years,my students won top places in a regional essay contest. I am currently working on my mild/moderate SPED certification in addition to my English license. I am seeking a full time English teaching postion while I substitute teach in local schools.