During my college career, I would like to study Physical Education. My goal is to become
a professional kicker for the NFL and a physical education teacher and coach. I have always
loved sports and it is something that comes naturally to me. For most of my schooling through
junior high school, I struggled in most of my classes except for PE. My desire to become a
teacher is something no one would have expected from me.
When I was younger, I would never have thought that teaching was what I wanted to do
after college. Why would I want to be at school for the rest of my life?! When I was in second
grade, I started falling behind in reading and was defiant about going to school. My parents,
teacher, and principal got me setup on an IEP to help me with reading. My attendance was not
great. I just plain did not want to go to school. My mom struggled to get me to school. She tried
talking with school administration for help. Therapy and other possible solutions were
In seventh grade, my attendance and lack of interest in going to school got so bad the
principal and my mom got into a huge argument. It had gotten to the point where they were
going to involve the School Resource Office for truancy. They were both extremely frustrated
and at their wits end. I witnessed this argument and extreme frustration. This situation really
made me re-evaluate my reluctance to go to school and whether I wanted to deal with the
police or get myself together.
Thankfully, I chose to become a better person, student, and son. I was able to turn my
attendance and academics around. In high school, I have been on the honor roll and even
received an excellent attendance award! I believe the teachers and coaches I have had, never
gave up on me, and are a big influence on me to get things turned about. I hope one day I can
help those students who may have had similar issues as I did when I become a teacher.