Friday, 18 July 2014

Education Means Everything to Me by Medeia Sharif

We posed the following question to our authors: 
"What does education mean to you?"

As usual, our authors did not disappoint! Please join us throughout the week as we share their wonderful stories and memories. 

Please welcome Medeia Sharif...

My education means everything to me. It’s more than my past as being an honor roll student and a college hopeful. My education is part of who I am and what I do today.

By day, I’m a public school teacher. Although the job has many hardships, it is a very rewarding career. I’ve been teaching for over a decade, so I’ve lasted considering that many teachers leave the profession in their first few years. Most likely, I’ll be teaching until retirement age. Both my bachelors and masters degrees have made this career possible.

Not only am I a teacher, but I’m also an author. I’ve lived and breathed books since my middle school years when a teacher lent me her V.C. Andrews collection, and I became even more of a bookworm in high school when I was introduced to Stephen King during a freshman library orientation. One of my degrees is a bachelors in English. Although I didn’t take creative writing classes for this degree, studying those old and modern day classics enriched my appreciation of the written word.

Then there’s also the education I receive outside of academia. Whether it’s having a critique partner, a teacher who’s a mentor, or some other powerful relationship, the people who pass through my life provide an informal education. They added to my expertise in the most amazing ways.

Medeia Sharif is the author of Snip, Snip Revenge.

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  1. Great post about you, Medeia. I liked reading about you.

  2. It's encouraging to hear from a teacher who's still enthusiastic about teaching. In a way, the books you write are a natural expression of your teaching skills by expanding your "classroom" and allowing you to reach and teach more kids. Great post!

  3. Excellent post! Thanks for being a teacher Medeia! Wonderful to hear your enthusiasm with your job- because it is one of the hardest jobs out there. :)

    Thanks for sharing!

  4. Awesome post, Medeia. We could definitely use more teachers that have your passion and love for books, learning and students. Thanks for tackling that difficult job.