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Michelle Montelione #22 TTh 2:00-3:15 SAAI Essay 09/13/09 Reading Between the Lines: My Identity Shaping My Career As An Educator According to one study, approximately 1 in 59 children or 4.69 million children in the United States have a severe to moderate learning disability (The 5-minute Pediatric Consultant 1)”. Not only is the teaching profession a job that is not revered through history as a highly respected occupation, but it is the career of shaping young minds, which belong to children with disabilities and is almost nonexistent in comparison. Many life events and people have altered my college and occupational career, beginning with a degree in Business Management and ending in a degree in Liberal Studies. The most influential factors of my past which influences my passion in becoming a future educator are the motivation of my father to be successful in school for knowledge is the basis of all success, my younger brother’s challenges when faced with the possibility of having a disability and my own life struggle with having a learning disability. All three of these major turning points in my life are ones that have shaped my passions and formulated my dream, so that every day that I come home from work, I can know that I have aided in the pursuit of many future successors of the world. Firstly, by the encouragement of my dad to finish school, I had changed my major to reveal what
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