I have walked to become a teacher. I have walked to become a writing teacher and a writer. But, the best walk of all is that of a faculty member.
There is no honor greater than watching a student I have taught, mentored, or advised reach her final, or next, goal. I wonder if in her life my teaching will make a difference. I do hope so. Will she find that perfect technical job she worked so hard for or will she move on to an University working for a degree that will make a difference in her life like it did mine.
Teaching is not merely something I do - it is what I am. I am a teacher.