Currently I attend Penn Valley community college, and take online classes, working towards an Associate in Art and Teaching. I’m on the Dean’s Honor Roll meaning I have a 3.5 GPA. During the week, I am a part time Teacher Assistant at Horizon Academy with the upper team, and I am also a Teacher Assistant in the after school program called S.T.A.R.T. club where I help students train service dogs for people in wheelchairs. On Saturdays I work at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in the Ford Learning Center as a teacher assistant for the on-site workshops where they offer art-centered workshops for children and adults. I also am a summer camp counselor for the Nelson-Atkins weeklong summer camps.
My best memories of Horizon Academy are the teachers. They taught me in a different way, at my own individual pace so that I could understand the academic materials and work independently. Horizon Academy was the first school that I actually liked going to and where I found my love for lifelong learning. Horizon helped me believe in my abilities. Now that I’m a Teacher Assistant, I feel like I am part of the Horizon Academy team, and learn something new every day.