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The Learning Grind Really Doesn’t Stop For CB’s Teachers

The job of a teacher is to inspire students to push themselves both inside and outside of the classroom. They help students reach their full potential and create goals for themselves. CB teachers have put in a lot of hard work academically to be where they are today, but some have made the decision to […]

The job of a teacher is to inspire students to push themselves both inside and outside of the classroom. They help students reach their full potential and create goals for themselves. CB teachers have put in a lot of hard work academically to be where they are today, but some have made the decision to continue their academic journeys.

One of these teachers is Mrs. Carla Albright ‘04, who is working on getting her Doctorate of Education in Counseling Psychology from the University of Pacific. Mrs. Albright is going back to school to expand her knowledge outside of math.

“I felt it in teaching that I was more drawn to the counseling side than the math side” she says.

Like many teachers, she is ready to make a difference in the community.

“I never want to feel like I am bored in my job. I love what I do it’s truly my passion,” she optimistically expressed.

She also revealed something unique about her current school experience.

“We actually pulled our trailer up and that’s my classroom,” the math teacher says. “Never did I think I would be getting my doctorate in a trailer.”

Spanish teacher Ms. Anna Fernandez made the decision to attend Sacramento State in order to get a Administrative Credential.

“I finally had the guts to just apply” she says.

Going to college is already a challenging, time consuming task, but working full time as a teacher can also add more stress to that.

“It’s a weird balance now because it’s not like I can leave work for tomorrow,” Ms. Fernandez says. “It’s been challenging for me to know the difference between what is a priority and what can wait until the next day.”

Mrs. Maureen Wanket has been attending online classes at Ashland University, a school located in Ohio, to get her Master of Fine Arts in Fiction, which will help her become a professor. This experience was something that from the start truly excited her.

“The director of this program is my favorite writer [ Christian Kiefer],” she says excitedly. “He gathered a whole bunch of my other favorite writers to be my teachers.”

Mrs. Wanket has enjoyed all the success that has come with her academic career, “ Everything I wanted for myself is happening now. My whole life has changed. It’s incredible!”

It is good to know that as we study for tests and complete assignments, some of CB’s teachers are doing the same. They are great role models that show no matter where you are in life, you can always turn to school as an option to help you succeed in your desired career field.

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