In May of 2014, I graduated summa cum laude from Ramapo College with a grade-point average of 3.971. There, I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and returned as a post-baccalaureate student in September of 2014 to complete my practicum hours as a student teacher at School Number Ten in Belleville. Upon receiving a Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing in Elementary Education, a Certificate of Eligibility with Advanced Standing for Teacher of Psychology, and a Certificate of Eligibility for Teacher of Students with Disabilities, I was nominated for the Distinguished Student Teacher Award that is given by the State of New Jersey. I was then hired as a resource room/inclusion teacher at School Number Eight in January of 2015 and have become one of the 504 coordinators for the building this school year. I am also attending graduate school to obtain a Master of Arts degree in special education from Ramapo College. My number one goal has always been for my students to succeed. Born, raised, and educated in Belleville, I want nothing more than to give back to the community that gave so much to me.