Change over Time

Ms. Richardson :)

What was the change?

Ms. Richardson has changed a lot in her 50 years on Earth...JK!!!

Her life before she was a teacher...

I went to Norcross High School and participated in a lot of extra-curricular activities, but my most memorable high school experiences are from cheerleading. I cheered for Varsity Basketball all three years we won State (back-to-back-to-back)!!! Then, I went to college at the University of Michigan where I thought I wanted to be an investment banker. Very quickly, I realized I actually wanted to be a teacher. I transferred a year later to UGA and graduated a year after that!

The change...

When I graduated college and entered the real world, my whole life changed. But I totally loved it!!! I went to work at 6:30 am, left at 6:30 pm, ate dinner, and went to bed. I'm a loser...but I love it! I love teaching and I love being with you guys every day. I would like to think I teach you guys a little about life but you teach me ten times more!

Important People in My Life

Short Term Effects: How has this impacted my life now?

Well...I'm poor for starters :)

Being a teacher has brought an overwhelming feeling of stress and anxiety. But it has almost brought me more joy than I could ever imagine. I love teaching you guys about World History, but I truly value the relationships that I have formed with you guys more than anything. Those relationships have changed my life and teaching has made me a better person than I could ever imagine!

Long Term Effects: How will this change the world?

I honestly don't really like to think about this because it makes me sound naive...but I really would like to change the world (or at least the world of education). I love that I have become a part of your journey in life and I know that there are some of you I will continue your journey with even after you leave my classroom. Who knows...maybe the only change I will have in the world is a couple hundred people will stop saying "I be doing..." or "What had happened was..." Either way, I hope to have an impact on at least a couple of you!