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I Found My True Calling

I Found My True Calling

As a beginning teacher, I was full of energy and love for the creativity of planning lessons, then going into a room full of students and seeing if my ideas worked. I read everything I could get my hands on.  I went to workshops and conferences.  I took part in the Writing Project and got my master’s degree in English education.  I fell in love with my students as we struggled and grew together.

Then, I found my true calling helping to create the first Glasser Quality Public High School, based on William Glasser's Choice Theory. Here, students and teachers work together to create a school filled with happiness and fellowship.

I pursued National Board Certification to freshen my skills, and now, after 30 years of teaching, I am grateful to still feel energized and enriched, every single day.  I wouldn't trade careers with anyone else on earth.

Charlotte Wellen
Murray High School, Charlottesville, Virginia
30 years of teaching

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