Growing up in a family full of teachers I knew from a young age that I wanted to be an educator. As a student I had some magnificent teachers and some that were not very memorable. The ones who made an impact on my life pushed me out of my comfort zone, set high expectations and believed in me. In order to push students to their full potential they must have role models that are willing to do the same. We are a sum of our life experiences. I teach to provide my students with opportunities and experiences that will challenge them and stay with them forever.