Like most young children at school, I dreamed of being a teacher. No matter how much I tried to concentrate in class, I would find myself daydreaming about being the one out the front of the class teaching others. Unfortunately due to family circumstances I had to leave school in year ten to work in an office and it seemed my dream would never eventuate. By the age of forty-six I had my own business and three beautiful children aged five, twenty-two, and twenty-four. Even with a house full of children and a business to run, my dream of being a teacher had never fully been extinguished.
So I decided to study through OTEN to become a teacher’s aide. Studying was so new to me and I thought it would be too daunting, but the support and encouragement OTEN offered was fantastic. Once I finished the course my OTEN teacher suggested I go on to do my teaching degree. I now work fulltime as a teacher’s aide and have almost finished my first year of my primary teaching degree fulltime online. My OTEN experienced provided me with the skills, knowledge and confidence to follow my dream. It’s never too late!
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