Goals and aspirations Remember playing school with your siblings and the oldest always being the teacher and bossing you around. Well that was me, I was the one being the teacher! Growing up I was full of dreams, aspirations, and goals. Some faded while others grew stronger, as did I. As an elementary school child I wanted to be a teacher. Years later I still do! When I started to take algebra one it hit me! Right then and there, I knew I wanted to be a math teacher. I realized my aspirations were to impact, inspire, and influence the young teens of this upcoming generation and generations to come. I wanted to impact to make a difference, I see it as a way I can give back as teachers have to me. I want to inspire teens to think outside of the box and form their own way of thinking, especially with problem solving. I want to influence students to make the right choice and continue loving math the way I do. The main reason I chose to pursue math and teaching with math was my own high school geometry teacher. He inspired me to work harder and follow my dreams, and I can’t wait to do the same for my future students. I want to be the teacher and person a student can come to with their troubles, when they are angry, happy, sad. I want to be the teacher who they can come to for anything they need. I can’t wait to be this person and help empower students like I was.