Connections: Linking Talented Educators
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Why I Became a Teacher

July 6, 2015
Tracy Espiritu (NJ '14) 

Tracy Espiritu gets hugs from students

Tracy began her career at an engineering company, then lost her job due to downsizing. But training junior engineers while still at the company, she realized that she had a knack and passion for teaching.

“Looking back, I may have been naïve in my decision to teach, thinking, as what the general public may think also, ‘how hard can it be?’ To my surprise, it is the hardest, thankless job I ever ended up loving. I am grateful for the turn of events that lead me to become a teacher, otherwise I would not have found my calling.” (STEM Teacher at Dr. Albert Einstein Academy #29 in Elizabeth, NJ)

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