Institution: Ross Education, LLC, Flint, Michigan
Disciplines: Administrative Medical Assisting
Why I teach: “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.” – William Arthur Ward
This quote is the epitome of my goals as an instructor. I want to be that teacher that inspires! From the first moment I was in class as an instructor almost 13 years ago, I knew I was where I was supposed to be in my career. My life has been blessed and enriched tenfold from having the privilege of meeting so many wonderful people that are looking to change or improve their lives with a career in the medical field. Teaching allows me to use my knowledge and pay it forward in an educational atmosphere, which I love. In the classroom, I have the ability to encourage, mentor, and collaborate with these fresh minds that are like sponges. The more they soak up, the more I want to share the wealth of my knowledge and experience as a medical assistant. I am able to do these things because I work for a wonderful organization that strives to enhance the lives of anyone who wants to further their education, change their career, and begin an exciting, lifelong journey of working in the medical field.
Why I’m excited to receive the conference scholarship: I am excited to receive this scholarship because I have been offered an awesome opportunity to learn from other colleagues from around the world and from all fields of education. This experience will offer a look into commonalities that other instructors and teachers face, such as classroom retention, being innovative, and keeping things interesting. I have attended many webinars hosted by NISOD, so I am brimming with excitement about what I can expect at this conference. I can’t wait to learn all that I can and bring it back to my campus to “share the wealth.”