Throughout my exploration in the world of education, the discovery of positions beyond the classroom is truly motivational. A background in education and teaching can lead to various careers in administration, higher education, politics, and even corporate careers.
One of my favorite people to discuss my career beyond the classroom with my mom! My mother, Gail, is the Director of Staffing for a large school district in north Texas.
She began her career as speech-language therapist after graduating from Texas Christian University. She went on to receive her Master’s degree from the University of Texas at El Paso, in Educational Administration. She’s completed the Texas Superintendent Certificate requirements and hopes to hold that position in the future.
After working as a speech and language therapist, Gail has utilized her background in education in a variety of ways. She has worked as an Employee Relations Specialist for Verizon Communications and was the Director of Personnel at Southlake Carroll ISD. Here, she made history as the first African American administrator in that district.
I’m so proud of my mother and will always admire her continued successes. I look forward to carrying on her educational legacy.
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