eliab16's StandOut® Profile

Joined Oct 21, 2016
Location TX
High School [Unknown]
Colleges Texas Christian University
Messages Posted 76 (show all messages)
Videos Posted 0 (show all videos)
Forums Started 16 (show all forums)
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About eliab16

I am a teacher on a mission to change the way we approach Education in America.

This year, I resigned from teaching in public schools, and opened a non-profit organization to bring teachers and communities together in support of providing students with a high-quality education that any family can afford.

After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Education and my teaching certifications for every subject area from early childhood through 8th grade in Texas, I taught exclusively in Title 1 (low-income, high-risk) public and charter schools for 7 years. As time went on, I began to see for myself the reality of what standardized tests and regulations have done to the teaching profession, and what public "education" has become. On the verge of leaving the profession entirely, all of the wishing for other options turned into wondering what those options might look like, and the idea for my non-profit organization was born. I am a tireless idealist, a thinker, and most importantly- a doer. I know there is a better way, and I am 100% committed to finding it and bringing the rest of the world along with me, one teacher and one student at a time.

I love learning new things that enhance the lives of those around me. I am a certified Wilderness First Responder through Wilderness Medical Associates International, and am passionate about encouraging others to spend time experiencing the natural world around us, learning to think outside of the box, step outside of our comfort zones, and overcome any obstacle we face. My long and difficult journey will require a lot of research and networking in various fields of education, and there is no better way for me to pursue that than at a university as I earn my masters degree in Educational Leadership.

Unfortunately, leaving my career to follow this path has left me without available funds, and I don't anticipate collecting a paycheck from the non-profit any time soon. So, I need your help to make it happen!

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Re: A school project you actually remember?
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started by eliab16
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Mar 14, 2017 at 3:17 PM PDT
Entertainment When stress out, how do U relax your body & mind?
started by Televiacom
Re: When stress out, how do U relax your body & mind?
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