For many of us, Catholic Schools Week is a time to celebrate Catholic education opportunities and be thankful for the students, families, parishioners, community members, and teachers that make it all work. For me, it serves as a time to reflect on the blessing that Catholic education has been for me.
Confucius once said, “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” I am fortunate enough to live by this mantra. This is my 6th year teaching in a Catholic school and my 13th year at John Paul II/Queen of the Holy Rosary, as I attended grade school there from K-8 and now teach there.
As Catholic Schools Week quickly approaches, it’s a great time to reminisce about my Catholic education as I grew from student to teacher, and about my decision to join the Catholic Education Foundation’s Futures Committee.