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Breanna Hooks
Paige's Reply
Sun Jul 7, 2013 16:21
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Hey Paige! Smart girl taking graduate classes as an undergraduate! We do not know if the pay will be there for a Master's Degree but if they take it away there will be a lot of educators leaving. With frozen salaries and no other way to get a raise I don't see many staying long. I just hope that our legislature will see the right thing in time. I love teaching and I am going to stick it out but I hear the talk of a lot of people around me and it doesn't sound good!

I will say this. I mainly went to get my Master's for the pay increase. Without that incentive I wouldn't have enrolled. After being in the program I have learned SO much and I hate to see that some people will not go back and learn those things because there is no incentive. :-/. So good for you on getting a head start!

How do you like living in Boone? I live in Winston Salem but my husband used to live in Boone and all I hear about is how much he wants to move back and it is the greatest place on earth!

  • Paige's Introduction - Paige Moretz, Sun Jul 7 14:07
    Hi, everyone! My name is Paige Moretz, and I am currently an undergraduate student at ASU. I am a special education major, but reading education has always been my main interest. I am taking a few... more
    • Hey - Natalie Kabel, Mon Jul 8 13:58
      Hey Paige I'm glad to see that you are still pursuing your masters even though they probably won't have the pay. BUT you never know! They might bring it back into play :) One can only hope! I love... more
    • Re: Paige's Introduction - Morgan Williams, Mon Jul 8 10:02
      Hey Paige! What kind of crafting do you like to do? I am crafty too.
      • All Kinds!! - Paige Moretz, Mon Jul 8 12:11
        Morgan, I do a variety of crafting, but I enjoy knitting and pottery. I also like painting and sketching. Pottery is probably my favorite. What types of crafting are you into?
    • Hi!!!! - Cristina Ward, Sun Jul 7 17:03
      Hi Paige, I'm excited to be working along with you. It's great to read that you are so passionate about your studies and teaching. It really is a rewarding profession when you see the smiles on the... more
      • :) - Paige Moretz, Mon Jul 8 18:14
        Cindy, Thank you so much for the warm welcome! I'm excited about working with you too! I have to admit I'm a little intimidated being with the veterans, but I know I can learn a lot from you all!!... more
    • Paige's Reply - Breanna Hooks, Sun Jul 7 16:21
      • Money - Paige Moretz, Sun Jul 7 16:54
        Breanna, I am really conflicted about teacher pay. I love teaching. I have missed doing it over this summer, and working in an office job part-time this summer has reminded me of why I wanted to be a ... more
        • Re: Money - Breanna Hooks, Mon Jul 8 19:08
          It is a conflicting thing. Your happiness is what matters. I promise you, if you don't love it you won't last long! :) The weather has been the same here! It is really odd for us. I really like... more
    • Re: Paige's Introduction - Anonymous, Sun Jul 7 15:53
      Good for you! Way to get a head start on your Master's Degree. I look forward to getting to know you! So glad you decided to take the class.
    • welcome - koppenhaverd, Sun Jul 7 15:39
      Glad you could join the class. I think you can do all of the assignments in preparation for teaching, as opposed to preparing for your actual class. If any of the assignments doesn't seem to fit,... more
      • I'll Remember That! - Paige Moretz, Sun Jul 7 16:44
        I think this class will be great to start a collection of electronic resources. Between your class last fall and Dr. Ward's, I am getting a nice assortment of reading resources. I'll try to remember... more
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