"I first became interested in teaching through volunteer work with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. I enjoyed working with young children, and school experience confirmed teaching as a career choice. I obtained my Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Master's Degree in Reading K-12 from the State University College at Potsdam. Soon after, I was hired as an itinerant remedial reading teacher for two years, then as a permanent substitute teacher for an additional two years. I moved on to work pe"