Becoming a Teacher (By Accident)
[Editor's Note: When we're young we think we choose a college major or career path and that is it, forever. As this story shows...we morph and change in many ways over time. Sometimes to follow a passion and sometimes out of necessity. See how she became a teacher by accident. - Paula G]
The Accidental Teacher
I sort of fell into a teaching career. That’s probably not what the parents of my students want to hear, but it’s the truth. I always thought I’d be a lawyer, actually. But when Chris got into graduate school at Yale about two weeks after I was accepted to law school, I decided to go with him to Connecticut and to turn down law school. When we got to Connecticut, I worked in the legal field for another year before finally deciding it really just wasn’t for me.