Judy Williams, Special Education
What advice would you give to other paraeducators who are thinking of obtaining their credential?
There’s a great need for people who have been in education, such as paraeducators, to become teachers because they have much knowledge and they’ve been in the educational field. If they’re able to make the commitment to strive for what they want—make priorities and stick to them—doing that saves time because stressing out and then just dropping a commitment is no good. I say, go for it.
- Why did you decide to become a credentialed teacher?
- What were your hesitations in becoming a teacher?
- What hardships or obstacles did you encounter?
- How did you manage your time?
- What support did you receive from your family and friends? From your school district?
- Did your school district have a career ladder? If so, could you explain how it worked for you?
- What advice would you give to other paraeducators who are thinking of obtaining their credential?