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          As a teacher of young children, I am passionate about setting an example of unconditional love.  I want to nurture my students' development by creating a classroom which encourages creativity, confidence, and imagination.  Not only do I want my children to dream, but I want to encourage them to make their dreams come true by believing in themselves.  
     
        I truly believe that each child is a unique individual who deserves and requires a caring, safe, and inspiring environment in which he or she is able to grow as an individual and mature cognitively, emotionally, socially and physically.  As an educator, I will encourage my students to achieve their fullest potential by providing a safe and functional classroom atmosphere, encourage risk-taking, develop a sense of community and unity, and invite the sharing of ideas and knowledge.  
     
       The overall goal of teaching is to create a classroom that emphasizes achieving academic excellence, has high standards and expectations, and strongly values equal education for all children.  Teaching provides an opportunity for continual growth and learning.  I wish to instill a love of learning in my students through my own personal passion for learning.   
     
     
    "To teach is to touch a life forever."