About McKhelen

" Your mistakes do not define you "

Who am I

My top 3 career interests
Consumer Service, Teaching and Trainings, Early Childhood Development and Services
My top 3 skills
Active Listening, Speaking, and Social Perceptiveness
My top 3 values
Relationships,Support, and Independence
My top 3 learning styles

Concern for Others, Dependability, and Self Control

All these things should be considerd because they are important while making a decision.

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Where am I going

My career as a

JOB DESCRIPTION - TEACHER The duties and responsibilities of a Teacher shall include the following: Overall Functions • To teach and educate students according to guidelines provided by the National Curriculum Framework under the overall guidance of the competent education authority; • To teach and educate students according to the educational needs, abilities and attainment potential of individual students entrusted to his/her care by the Head of School or Head of Unit.

Average yearly salary for a teacher- $41,706

Job outlook-Employment of kindergarten and elementary school teachers is projected to grow 6 percent from 2014 to 2024, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Growth is expected because of projected increases in student enrollment. However, employment growth will vary by region.

Cluster- Teaching\Training

Work schedule • Teachers aged 50 and older who were employed full time worked more hours per week than teachers who were younger- 6.7 more hours than teachers in their thirties and 5.1 more hours than teachers in their twenties

Average working hours per week

Ages 20-29: 37 hours per week

Ages 30-39: 36 hours per week

Ages 40-49: 40 hours per week

Ages 50-59: 42 hours per week

I found this statistic especially interesting since all of the schools where I have worked the veteran teachers seemed to be out the door at the end of the day while the new teachers where still perfecting their bulletin boards and planning lessons. Maybe it’s because those veteran teachers were choosing to do their work at home.

Work Environment

Kindergarten and elementary school teachers work in public and private schools. They generally work school hours when students are present and use nights and weekends to prepare lessons and grade papers. Most kindergarten and elementary school teachers do not work during the summer.

Somthing interesting about my career is-Kindergarten teachers introduce basic academic topics, establish the foundation for later learning and, hopefully, develop a love of learning in young students. The U.S. Census Bureau News reports that American elementary schools enrolled 56 million children in the fall of 2010, and approximately 70 percent of kindergartners attended a full-day of class. Kindergarten teachers need ambitious goals and comprehensive knowledge to effectively teach children.

How do I get there


Texarkana is uniquely positioned to serve a four-state area, contributing to the region's dynamic and diverse culture and resources. The Texarkana metropolitan area is located only one hour from Shreveport, LA, two hours from Little Rock, AR, and a little less than three hours away from Dallas, TX. No matter which direction you are coming from, A&M-Texarkana is the perfect location to complete a four year degree, build long lasting friendships, and take part in the true university experience. Students can experience the best of both university worlds at A&M-Texarkana, finding resources characteristic of a large university with the personalized attention of a small college. We offer in-demand academic programs with outstanding, dedicated faculty, and maintain an 18:1 student-to-faculty ratio, ensuring personalized attention and opportunities to build relationships.

Kindergarten teachers receive training similar to that of other elementary school teachers. In all states, public school teachers need a minimum of an accredited bachelor's degree, normally in early childhood education. Private schools set their own requirements but usually require a bachelor's degree.

The cost of attendance (COA) is an estimate of what it costs the typical student to attend Texas A&M University-Texarkana. Your cost of attendance (COA) doesn’t just cover your college tuition; it takes into account your basic living expenses too. So think about this: it is going to cost you the same amount to live for the next few years whether you’re in college or not, and college graduates earn an average of $20,000 MORE a year than students who only complete high school.
When comparing financial aid packages from other schools, make sure you are comparing the total cost of attending that school, not just the total financial aid awarded. It is important for you to budget and make wise decisions regarding how to utilize the financial aid funds you receive. Students are not allowed to receive aid that exceeds their cost of attendance.


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